Doing business in Mexico: general legal, business & entry issues

NOTE: This article is dated but much of the general information still applies. Details should be confirmed with your nearest Mexican consulate or trade mission. Legal Framework Mexico has embarked on thee modernisation of its legal and judicial systems, and has introduced a substantial deregulation and improvement in the enforcement of its laws. Mexico’s legal […]

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Common questions asked Mexican customs

NAFTA FACTS document 8401 provides detail on the documents needed to ship goods to Mexico. Mexico is placing increasing importance on compliance with its labelling laws. Your labelling requirements depend on the type of product you are shipping to Mexico. A summary of Mexican labelling requirements is in NAFTA FACTS document 1602. A “NOM” is […]

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The second great migration: Economic and policy implications

In recent decades, immigration to the United States has reached historic proportions. Many observers liken this large and sustained wave of immigration to the Great Migration at the beginning of the 20th century.[1] Certainly the promise of America is the same—a land of opportunity and freedom. The number of immigrants today is also similar to […]

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What is a maquiladora? Manufacturing in Mexico: The Mexican in-bond (Maquila) program

  After slicing through all of the numerous definitions that cloud this question, the answer is, simply, that a maquiladora is a Mexican Corporation which operates under a maquila program approved for it by the Mexican Secretariat of Commerce and Industrial Development (SECOFI). A maquila program entitles the company, first, to foreign investment participation in […]

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Common Cooking Weights And Measures Conversions

To the Kitchen 1 stick butter….. 90grs…… 6 Tbs 1 Dash…..6drops or1/3tsp…..1.6ml 1 Teaspoon…………………… 5ml 3 Teaspoons….1 Tablespoon… 15ml 4 Tablespoons……1/4cup…… 60ml 5 1/3 Tablespoons…1/3cup….. .80ml 8 Tablespoons…1/2cup…….. 120ml 10 2/3 Tablespoons..2/3cup…..160ml 12 Tablespoons….3/4cup…….180ml 16 Tablespoons…. 1cup……..240ml 2 Tablespoons..1 Liquid oz…….30ml 1 Jigger…….11/2 oz. ………. 45ml Lager Jigger…..2 oz. ……….. 60ml 1 cup………..1/2 pint ………. […]

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