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Mexico’s Unit of Measure and Update (“UMA”), new values to Increase on February 1, 2018

On January 10, 2018, Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics and Geography issued in the Official Gazette of the Federation the daily, monthly, and annual value of the Unit of Measure and Update (UMA) that will become...more

Pemex Anuncia la Primera Subasta de la Temporada Abierta 2018 para Terminales y Ductos

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Pemex Logística, la subsidiaria de Petróleos Mexicanos que administra la red de terminales y ductos de la empresa del Estado, planea realizar 11 subastas para reservar capacidad de transporte y almacenamiento en 60 terminales...more

First 2018 Open Season Auction Announced for Pemex Terminals and Pipelines

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Pemex Logística, the Petróleos Mexicanos subsidiary that manages the network of terminals and pipelines of the state company, plans to hold 11 auctions to reserve transportation and storage capacity in 60 terminals and 27...more

US Department of State Releases February 2018 Visa Bulletin

by Morgan Lewis on

The cutoff dates for China EB-3 show significant advancement. The US Department of State has released its February 2018 Visa Bulletin, setting out per-country priority date cutoffs that regulate immigrant visa availability...more

Mexico Signs ICSID Convention

On January 11, 2018, Mexico became the 162nd country to sign the 1965 Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (the ICSID Convention or the Convention)....more

NAFTA Renegotiations and Agriculture

by Cozen O'Connor on

On January 8, 2018, President Donald Trump spoke at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual conference. During his speech, President Trump said his administration is working on negotiating a good deal for farmers in the...more

Compliance as a Valuable Tool for Avoiding Enforcement Action in Mexico and Latin America

by Morgan Lewis on

The Recent Focus on Corruption in Mexico - On July 19, 2017, the General Law of Administrative Responsibilities (GLAR) went into effect in Mexico, making it a “serious administrative offense” for individuals and companies...more

Mexico Signs the ICSID Convention that Protects Foreign Investors

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On January 11, 2018, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) of the World Bank in Washington D.C. announced that the United Mexican States' Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo...more

Consecuencias para México Tras Suscribir el Convenio del CIADI

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Desde hace más de dos décadas, México ha impulsado políticas para fomentar el ingreso y participación de la inversión extranjera en las actividades económicas del país. Sin embargo, y a pesar de ser uno de los 10 países más...more

Consequences for Mexico After Subscribing to the ICSID Convention

by Holland & Knight LLP on

For more than two decades, Mexico has promoted policies to encourage the entry and participation of foreign investment in the country's economic activities. However, despite being one of the 10 most active countries in...more

Tough NAFTA Negotiations Continue

by Bennett Jones LLP on

In October, at the fourth round of the NAFTA renegotiations in Washington, several U.S. proposals caused major problems for both Canada and Mexico—and many interested parties in the United States... Originally published...more

Mexico’s AML Regime Evaluated by the FATF: Systemic Improvement, but Suspicious Transaction Reporting and Law Enforcement Efforts...

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Last week, the Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”) issued a report concluding that Mexico needs to “step up efforts in pursuing money launderers.” ...more

Why companies in Mexico should reassess their compliance with data privacy protocols — and their risk of a data breach

by Hogan Lovells on

According to the Constitution of Mexico, the protection of personal data is a fundamental right of all Mexican citizens. Under federal law, individuals also have a right to access, change, oppose, or suppress their personal...more

NAFTA Renegotiations Create Uncertainty for Automakers

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The promise to renegotiate or else withdraw from NAFTA was one of the central points of the Trump campaign that helped him win states like Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. In keeping with his campaign promises, the Trump...more

México: Nuevas tarifas para el pago de Derechos Migratorios 2018

by Littler on

Por medio del presente hacemos de su conocimiento las nuevas tarifas de pago de derechos por trámites migratorios 2018, las cuales ha publicado el Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) a través de la Secretaria de...more

Mexico: New Immigration Fees for 2018

by Littler on

Mexico’s Ministry of Interior recently adjusted the fees for immigration applications and processes that are effective in 2018. The new fees were published by the National Institute of Migration (“Instituto Nacional de...more

The Narrowing Of The NAFTA Visa Category For Canadian And Mexican Citizens Classified As Economist - A Warning Shot To Employers

On December 20, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) publicized a policy memorandum it originally released on November 20, 2017, narrowing the scope of those eligible for the TN Economist visa...more

2017’s Bad Guys in Energy

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Once again we look back at the continuing cavalcade of crooks, criminals, miscreants and, to put it kindly, morons the less intellectually gifted, who met justice face-to-face in 2017. This year’s class includes a preacher,...more

NAFTA Watch Newsletter Vol. 11 – NAFTA Renegotiation Part 5: The Year Ends Without Any Major Agreements

by Benesch on

This publication is our eleventh 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

Bolar Exemptions in North America

Bolar Exemptions in the U.S. Because approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a long, sometimes arduous process, U.S. law provides a research or experimental use exemption with respect to regulated...more

USCIS Announces Limitation on NAFTA Eligibility in “Economist” Classification

by Epstein Becker & Green on

On December 18, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued a news release announcing “clarifying policy guidance” on eligibility standards for qualifying as a TN “Economist” under the North American Free...more

Mexico: Nuevos Lineamientos sobre el Sistema para que los Empleadores Auto-Informen Electrónicamente el Nivel de Cumplimiento con...

by Littler on

El 12 de diciembre de 2017, la Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social (“STPS”) publicó en el Diario Oficial de la Federación, los lineamientos de operación del sistema electrónico para que los empleadores informen a la...more

Mexico: New Guidelines on Online System for Employers to Self-Report Compliance with the Labor Law

by Littler on

On December 12, 2017, Mexico’s Labor Ministry (known as “STPS” for its acronym in Spanish) published in the Official Gazette of the Federation operating guidelines for its new online compliance system for employers to report...more

Latin America Dispute Resolution Update – The Latest Developments in Cross-Border Disputes Involving the US and Latin America

NAFTA’s Future Looks Increasingly Uncertain - The United States, Mexico and Canada have now completed the fifth round of negotiations concerning the renegotiation of NAFTA, and the future of the treaty is looking...more

US Department of State Releases January 2018 Visa Bulletin

by Morgan Lewis on

The cutoff dates for China and other workers show the biggest movement. The US Department of State has released its January 2018 Visa Bulletin, setting out per-country priority date cutoffs that regulate immigrant visa...more

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