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Mexico to Lower De Minimis Threshold for Postal Shipments Effective 1 March

29 Jan 2019

As part of a series of changes to its general rules on foreign trade made on 30 November 2018, Mexico has lowered from US$300 to US$50 the de minimis threshold for low-value postal imports. As a resul...Read More


Lessons from North American Cross-Border Development: The Tijuana-San Diego Region

18 Jan 2019

The Tijuana-San Diego region is a successful cross-border metropolis bisected by the busiest land border crossing in the Western Hemisphere. As such, it can act as a useful reference point for the Gua...Read More


Senate Finance Committee Chairman Offers More Details on Trade Priorities for this Year

11 Jan 2019

As previously reported, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley will once again chair the Senate Finance Committee after a 12-year hiatus due to Republican Party term limits for committee chairmen....Read More


Mexico Postpones New Standards for Solar Water Heaters

2 Jan 2019

Mexico has postponed from 26 December 2018 to 1 December 2019 the entry into force of the new mandatory energy and safety standards that were established in August 2018 for solar water heaters under N...Read More


Miscellaneous Latin American AD Actions on Mainland Chinese Products

27 Dec 2018

Topics: Mexico Begins AD Investigation on Pressure Cookers; Mexico Begins AD Sunset Review on Tableware and Kitchenware; Brazil Amends AD Price Undertaking for Technical Porcelanate; Brazil Begins Sun...Read More


Mexico Considering New Standards for LED Luminaires for Public Lighting

24 Dec 2018

Mexico is seeking public input by 15 February 2019 on a proposal to update standard NOM-031-ENER-2012 setting forth minimum energy efficiency standards and test methods for luminaires with LED lightin...Read More


Mexico Amends Labelling and Packaging Requirements for Cleaning Products

17 Dec 2018

Mexico has amended its mandatory labelling and packaging requirements for domestically-produced and imported household cleaning products in order to clarify certain provisions and allow the use of add...Read More


New Energy Efficiency Standards for AC Motors under Consideration in Mexico

13 Dec 2018

Mexico is seeking input by 10 February on a proposal to establish new mandatory energy efficiency standards for alternating current motors cooled by air, with a nominal power of at least one watt but ...Read More


Mexico: Market Profile

11 Dec 2018

Mexico is the second largest economy in Latin America. Mexico has a free market economy in the trillion United States dollar class that consists of highly diversified and modern industries, with signi...Read More


NAFTA Replacement Deal Signed but Lawmakers Warn of Hurdles Ahead

4 Dec 2018

The United States, Canada and Mexico signed on 30 November on the side-lines of the G-20 summit in Argentina a trade agreement updating the quarter century-old NAFTA. President Trump told reporters af...Read More


Miscellaneous Latin American AD Actions on Mainland Chinese Products

4 Dec 2018

Topics: Mexico’s AD Probe of Polyester Staple Fibre Moves Forward; Brazil Begins Sunset Review on Loudspeakers;...Read More


WTO Disputes over U.S. Actions on Imported Steel and Aluminium, Certain Mainland Chinese IPR Policies Move Forward

27 Nov 2018

The WTO Dispute Settlement Body agreed at its 21 November meeting to establish a panel to examine allegations by seven economies – mainland China, the EU, Canada, Mexico, Norway, Turkey and Russia – t...Read More


Mexico Adopts New Standards for Water Heaters

27 Nov 2018

The Mexican government has adopted new mandatory standards for household and commercial water heaters fuelled by liquified petroleum gas or natural gas with a thermal load no greater than 108 kW....Read More


Miscellaneous Canadian and Latin American AD/CV Actions on Mainland Chinese Products

23 Nov 2018

Topics: Canada Begins Sunset Review of AD/CV Duty Orders on Copper Tube; Mexico Begins Sunset Review on Steel Pipe;...Read More


Latin America: A Good Hedge and A Prospective Client

23 Nov 2018

Imports and exports from Latin America form a small but rapidly growing part of Hong Kong’s total trade. The region could well be useful as a hedge should US demand for Hong Kong’s products fall as a ...Read More


From NAFTA to “NAFTA 2.0”

2 Nov 2018

While the North American free trade area will remain essentially intact under the new USMCA deal that will replace the 24-year-old NAFTA, products will generally face more demanding compliance require...Read More


Mexico Adopts New Standards for Portable Machinery, Wattmeters

30 Oct 2018

The Mexican government recently adopted new mandatory standards for (1) portable machinery with an internal combustion motor generally for use in agricultural, forestry and household activities; and (...Read More


Mexico Adopts Maximum Mercury and Cadmium Limits in Batteries, New Standards for Tyres

16 Oct 2018

Mexico has established maximum mercury and cadmium limits in batteries and battery packs and will also require batteries to include specific information and to comply with certain other requirements, ...Read More


Miscellaneous Canadian and Latin American AD/CV Actions on Mainland Chinese Products

9 Oct 2018

Topics: Mexico Issues AD Duty Order on Micro-Wire for Welding; Mexico Renews AD Duty Order on Coaxial Cable; Argentina Terminates AD Probe of Ceramic Sanitary Ware; Brazil Begins Sunset Reviews on Gar...Read More


Clause in USMCA Could Hinder Eventual FTA Between Canada/Mexico and Mainland China

4 Oct 2018

A provision included in a relatively obscure chapter of the recently unveiled United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) could potentially hinder an eventual FTA between mainland China and Canada a...Read More

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