Posted by Carlos Calderon on January 20, 2020
The United States, Mexico, Canada trade deal (aka. NAFTA 2.0), has finally been approved by the US Senate after 29 months of extensive negotiations. Republicans and Democrats came together to show support with 89 votes in favor of the new agreement.
Posted by Carlos Calderon on November 26, 2019
It is true that Mexico has a highly qualified and competitive labor market, and a young population; however, it is mandatory -- and extremely important -- to factor in the personnel-related requirements below when expanding or operating in Mexico.
Posted by Carlos Calderon on September 23, 2019
Taxes are a hot topic that should be discussed and planned early in an expansion decision due to the significant impacts on a business. In fact, the ideal time to consider taxes is the moment a cash flow projection is created and when the business structure and plan are outlined
Posted by Carlos Calderon on June 17, 2019
After Mexico, Canada and the USA officially signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in November 2018, many of us may have expected immediate action. Clearly, that was not the case! It is expected that this new agreement will bring more investment opportunities to promote the creation of jobs, effectively positioning North America as the most competitive region worldwide.
Posted by Carlos Calderon on March 19, 2019
When looking at the competition – especially in the automotive industry –the question on whether it makes sense to expand to Mexico will ultimately arise. Our clients ask this often enough for us to note the key considerations required before determining if this opportunity is right for your business.
Posted by Carlos Calderon on December 5, 2018
As of December 1, 2018, Mexico will have officially elected President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. His campaign was focused on topics such as security, education and culture, fight against corruption, compliance with the law, and correct execution of economic resources, to name the most relevant.
Posted by Carlos Calderon on July 26, 2018
On May 31, the US Department of Commerce announced that tariffs on steel and aluminum were no longer valid for Mexico, Canada and the European Union. Hence, these countries became subject to a 25% and 10% tax on tariffs for these materials effective June 1.
Posted by Carlos Calderon on June 21, 2018
Drafted in 1992, the NAFTA document was designed to define the rules of commerce between Mexico, Canada and the United States.