11 10, 2020

The Mexico Agreement on Trade Facilitation

2020-10-11T14:54:09-05:00October 11, 2020|Article Library, Mexico, News & Publications|

By: Brenda Cordova, Mexico Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

On April 6, 2017, Mexico published in the Mexican Official Gazette an enactment decree to amend the Marrakech Agreement that created the World Trade Organization (WTO). This amendment consisted of the incorporation of the Agreement on Trade Facilitation (ATF) set out in Annex 1A to the WTO Agreement.

8 10, 2018

New NAFTA: Who ‘dis?

2018-10-08T17:20:37-05:00October 8, 2018|Canada, Mexico, NAFTA, USMCA|

By Megan Mohler, BLG Fall Associate NAFTA is out. USMCA is in. Just before the September 30 deadline to submit the full text of the new US-MX trade pact to Congress, Canada was able to agree to updated terms and sign on to the deal, narrowly preserving the tri-lateral trade agreement that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. […]

7 10, 2018

Does NAFTA 2.0 Modernization Mean More Opportunity for Fraud?

2018-10-07T15:36:06-05:00October 7, 2018|Canada, Mexico, NAFTA, USMCA|

By Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder Braumiller Law Group Many new technologies have erupted in the last 24 years, so sure, NAFTA was due for an update. Ecommerce has certainly also sparked the need for a facelift.  But modernized provisions for certification of origin (which is how countries determine which shipments qualify for duty-free status) may lead to more forgery […]

7 10, 2018

Navigating IMMEX/maquiladoras in Mexico

2018-10-07T15:32:37-05:00October 7, 2018|IMMEX, Mexico|

by Brenda Cordova, BLG Mexico Attorney In November of 2006, the Mexican government abolished the Maquiladora and PITEX Programs and created the IMMEX Program.  IMMEX stands for Industrial Manufacturera Maquiladora y de Servicios de Exportacion (literarily translated into English as Manufacturing Maquiladora and Export Services Industry). Generally, an IMMEX is a business entity authorized by the federal government to temporarily […]

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