Mexico is using FTI Consulting for PA and strategic communications work related to the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation.
President Trump has repeatedly slammed NAFTA, calling it “the worst trade deal ever” and threatening to walk away from the 23-year-old pact in the event that Mexico and Canada refuse to rework the agreement.
Mexico and Canada have rejected proposed American revisions to NAFTA, but have agreed to meet for another round of discussions on Nov. 15.
FTI began work for the Mexican Secretariat of the Economy on Oct. 26. It envisions representation will run through November 2018, or until negotiations either collapse or a revised agreement is ratified.
The firm does not have a formal contract with Mexico for the communications effort that includes a full menu of strategy sessions, speeches, press relations and media relations.
It reports to Juan Carlos Baker Pineda, Mexico’s deputy minister for foreign trade.