CAN CONGRESS BLOCK TRUMP FROM PULLING OUT OF NAFTA??

President Donald Trump looks like he’s setting the stage for pulling out of NAFTA, a move that could trigger economic chaos across North America. Could Congress block him? That’s the big question that lawmakers, business groups and trade scholars around the country are scrambling to answer.…

MEXICO MIGHT BENEFIT MORE WITH NAFTA ADJUSTMENT

  FROM:  CNBC Javier E. David | Dawn Kissi   Amid President Donald Trump’s tough-sounding talk about renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, economists and other observers have debated how potential changes could impact the U.S. economy. Less scrutinized is how Mexico, the United States’ third-largest…

MAKING NAFTA BETTER BY INTEGRATING TPP

Donald Trump’s administration says it is sticking with its campaign promise to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). Indeed, Trump has now reiterated his intention to invoke the procedures for renegotiating Nafta soon (within “the next two weeks”), triggering a 90-day consultation period…

MODERNIZING NAFTA

FROM BLOOMBERG   Mexico’s top trade negotiator will grant President Donald Trump this: Nafta is in need of updating. He doesn’t agree, however, that the U.S. auto industry has gotten the short end of the stick. The North American Free Trade Agreement has served the…

MEXICO NAMES NEW AMBASSADOR TO USA

Scott Ball / Rivard Report A Mexican flag at the 19th Annual Cesar Chavez March for Justice in 2015. Updated January 14, 2017 To read this article in Spanish, click here. Mexico’s Foreign Affairs Ministry announced Friday that Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernandez, head of San Antonio-based North…

TRUCK CAPACITY SHORT IN MEXICO

From The Journal of Commerce By:  Troy Ryler, managing director of Mexico for Transplace, can be contacted at troy.ryley@transplace.com. Last year’s peak season in Mexico brought about the worst capacity shortage we’ve experienced in a decade. The imbalance in trade between the U.S. and Mexico left…

MEXICO VAT TAXES TO BE REFUNDED TO MAQUILADORAS

The Mexican tax authority has begun accepting applications from maquiladoras for certification that will ease the burden of a tax reform law that took effect Jan. 1, 2014. Applications may be submitted at various times during the year depending on where in Mexico the maquila…

CHINA AND MEXICO BEGIN GOOD TRADE RELATIONS

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 11 — The relationship between China and Mexico is at its bestmoment in history, Chinese Ambassador to Mexico Qiu Xiaoqi said Tuesday. In Latin America, Mexico is a major partner to China in the political and commercial fields,Qiu said in an interview with Xinhua On Feb. 14, 1972, the two countries established diplomatic ties with bilateral trade totalling13 million U.S. dollars that year, recalled Qiu, adding bilateral trade value reached 40billion dollars in 2013. At present, the strong bond between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Mexican PresidentEnrique Pena Nieto facilitates the development of bilateral cooperation in various fields,said the ambassador. “The two presidents signed a series of agreements and major deals to promote trade andinvestment between both sides.” The commercial area stands out in bilateral relations, said the Chinese ambassador, addinghe hopes other areas such as tourism would be promoted in the future. “Mexico is one of the most important tourist destinations for Chinese citizens. We nowneed to work together to remove some obstacles in procedures, creating moreopportunities in the processing of visas for travelers, which will benefit Mexico and China,”he said. China and Mexico signed a very important agreement in June 2013 to export to Chinatequila, which is a very typical and wonderful drink of Mexico, he said. Investments between China and Mexico will grow rapidly in the following years as bothcountries are working hard to establish a working group to promote investment andbilateral cooperation in such fields as energy, finance, infrastructure and natural resources. “I visited many states in order to promote Chinese investment in Mexico and Mexicaninvestment in China,” said Qiu. As the anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countriesis approaching, “we have to work harder to strengthen our relations and cooperation,” theambassador added. (Editor:DuMingming、Yan Meng)

NAFTA 20 YEARS OLD

  Sergio Munoz Bata is a syndicated Latin American columnist whose articles appear in 18 papers in 11 countries. He has been Executive Editor of La Opinion, the largest Spanish language newspaper, as well as a member of the Los Angeles Times editorial board.  …

U.S. LOOKING TO STRENGTHENING INSTITUTIONS IN MEXICO

By ALFREDO CORCHADO THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS Mexico Bureau acorchado@dallasnews.com Published: 16 November 2013 09:50 PM Updated: 16 November 2013 10:30 PM   WASHINGTON — Future U.S. security cooperation with Mexico should be focused on strengthening judicial institutions and communities, the Obama administration’s top official on Latin…