Yes. In 2000, workers in Mexico’s manufacturing sector earned nearly 60% more than their Chinese counterparts, according to the Boston Consulting Group. Now they earn 11% less. Mexico manufacturing vs. China is an easy choice when faced with the prospect of having to pay tariffs. If your company is currently manufacturing goods in China, your goods will be subject to a 25 percent border tax, which will mean you will either have to raise the price of your goods and pass the expense to your customers or accept a cut into your profit margins.