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High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED)
HLED is a cabinet-level economic conversation between the United States and Mexico.


On September 9, 2021, the United States and Mexico relaunched the HLED, a cabinet-level dialogue that meets annually to provide a strategic, measurable, and goal-oriented platform to advance economic and social priorities central to fostering regional prosperity, expanding job creation, promoting investment in our people, and reducing inequality and poverty. 

The HLED is co-chaired by Commerce, State, and USTR. The Dialogue has a four-pillar framework that is flexible in nature to include new opportunities, as appropriate. The four pillars are:

  1. Building Back Together
  2. Promoting Sustainable Economic and Social Development in Southern Mexico and Central America
  3. Securing the Tools for Future Prosperity, and 
  4. Investing in our People.