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México: Se declaran días inhábiles para el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social a causa del sismo

by Littler on

El 19 de septiembre de 2017, la Ciudad de México y algunos estados colindantes sufrieron un sismo de una magnitud de 7.1 lo cual provocó daños graves como la pérdida de vidas y estructuras colapsadas. Como resultado, mediante...more

Oil & Gas Sector in Mexico: Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos Announces Petróleos Mexicanos Invitation to Bid for Ayín-Batsil...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On September 18, 2017, the Mexican government, through the Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (National Hydrocarbons Commission or “CNH”), commenced an international tender process to grant the right to enter into a license...more

Mexico: Government Declares Non-Working Days for IMSS Proceedings and Transactions Due to Earthquake

by Littler on

On September 19, 2107, Mexico City and neighboring states were rocked by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake that inflicted grave damage, including the loss of life and collapsed structures. ...more

México: Se modifica la norma NOM- 006-STP-2014 sobre el manejo y almacenamiento de materiales

by Littler on

El pasado 18 de septiembre de 2017, se publicó en el Diario Oficial de la Federación, el acuerdo por el que se modifica la Norma Oficial Mexicana NOM- 006-STP-2014 --- sobre el manejo y almacenamiento de materiales como parte...more

Mexico: Amendment to Regulations Governing Handling and Storage of Materials

by Littler on

On September 18, 2017, the Official Gazette published an amendment to the regulations on the handling and storage of materials. Specifically, the amendment modifies the Mexican Official Regulation NOM- 006-STP-2014, which...more

Update: Second Round of NAFTA Negotiations Concludes - Progress Made?

by Snell & Wilmer on

The second round of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations among the United States, Canada, and Mexico concluded earlier this month. While official statements from the countries indicated that all three...more

Earthquakes & Hurricanes in Mexico (Any End in Sight?): Tips for International Insurers

by Zelle LLP on

A powerful 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico late Thursday, September 7, 2017. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the state of...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - September 2017 #3

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - States sue Trump administration over fuel economy fines - ABC News - Sep 11 - New York, California, and three other states are suing the Trump administration, saying it must put...more

Significant Changes In Anti-Bribery Laws In Mexico And Colombia Signal A New Commitment To Anti-Corruption Efforts

by Morgan Lewis on

For companies with global operations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is no longer the only anticorruption law of significance. Mexico and Colombia recently enacted sweeping anti-corruption legislation aimed at...more

Boletín Mensual de Comercio Internacional - Agosto - Información con énfasis en la Regulación Comercial y de Arbitraje...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Durante el mes de agosto destacan los siguientes temas: Comercio, Acceso, Prácticas desleales, Propiedad Intelectual, MIPyMEs y Arbitraje de Inversión....more

Department of State Releases October 2017 Visa Bulletin

by Morgan Lewis on

EB-1 China and India once again become “current” as does EB-2 Worldwide. The US Department of State has released its October 2017 Visa Bulletin setting out per-country priority date cutoffs that regulate immigrant visa...more

Protocol Amending the Mexico–Belgium Tax Treaty Published

by Jones Day on

On August 17, 2017, the Protocol amending the Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fraud and Fiscal Evasion ("Tax Treaty") between Belgium and Mexico was published in Mexico's Official Journal...more

Reforma al Reglamento para la Imposición de Multas por el INFONAVIT

by Littler on

El pasado 25 de agosto de 2017 se publicó en el Diario Oficial de la Federación el Decreto por el cual se reforman y adicionan diversas disposiciones sobre la imposición de multas por el incumplimiento de las obligaciones...more

Mexico: New Regulations on Fines for Noncompliance with INFONAVIT Law

by Littler on

A new decree, published in the Official Gazette on August 25, 2017, amends several provisions regarding the imposition of employer fines for non-compliance with Mexico's INFONAVIT law. The Instituto del Fondo Nacional de la...more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - September 2017

by King & Spalding on

Trump Administration Commences China Section 301 Investigation - On August 14, 2017, President Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum instructing United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to determine...more

NAFTA Round 2

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Negotiators for the United States, Canada and Mexico wrapped up their second round of discussions concerning renegotiation of the NAFTA. While the negotiators expressed pleasure at the progress made, by all accounts the talks...more

News from Abroad -- Mexican Antitrust Authority Study on Generic Drug Entry – Recommendations on Changes to Public Policy -- Part...

In the first three installments of this series, we've explained the general purpose of the study, and gone through the sections of patents, marketing authorizations and strategic behavior of the study published on August 9,...more

Wind Farm/Transmission Line: Federal Court Addresses Whether Facility Operations Can Continue Pending NEPA Supplemental EIS...

A United States District Court (Southern District California)(“Court”) addressed a dispute as to the appropriate remedy for a constructed wind farm and transmission line (collectively “Project”) whose United States Department...more

NAFTA Renegotiation Begins In Washington

by King & Spalding on

On August 16, 2017, Canada, Mexico, and the United States formally commenced renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Washington, DC. U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer called it “an...more

NAFTA Watch Newsletter Vol. 7 - NAFTA Renegotiation Part 1: A Tense Start, Then Progress

by Benesch on

This publication is our seventh installment in a series designed to provide our clients in the manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and related industries with monthly updates on any action taken by the Trump...more

NAFTA Renegotiations Have Begun – Expect Them to Continue Through the Fall

by Baker Donelson on

In May, President Trump initiated the renegotiation process for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the landmark 1994 trade agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Direct talks, which began in August,...more

A New Arrival Threatens Mexico’s Tourism Industry: Tropical Storm Lidia

by Zelle LLP on

Tropical Storm Lidia may be in the shadows of the extensive Hurricane Harvey coverage, but it is certainly nothing to ignore. While news of the floods and devastation in Texas dominate the media outlets, Tropical Storm Lidia...more

White House Wants to Renegotiate NAFTA to Help Automotive Companies, Who May Not Want the Help

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As anticipated by the Dashboard as far back as December 2016, the current administration is determined to renegotiate (or scrap) the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in a way that helps out the United States’...more

The Arctic Report Exclusive: A Look at NAFTA Renegotiation

by K&L Gates LLP on

For years, Arctic industry leaders, policymakers, and international organizations have eagerly promoted the future of international trade in the Arctic. The now annual breaking of global heat records suggests an ice-free...more

México: Nuevo Sistema Permite a Patrones Informar su Cumplimiento de la Ley Laboral y Evitar Inspecciones

by Littler on

El 1° de agosto de 2017, la Secretaria del Trabajo y Previsión Social (STPS) anunció la creación de un sistema en línea para medir y monitorear el cumplimiento de los patrones de las normas que regulan las condiciones...more

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