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Official Start of NAFTA Renegotiation: The renegotiation will set the tone for the administration’s trade policy

The first round of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will take place August 16 – 20 in Washington. The United States Trade Representative (USTR) will host a press conference to begin negotiations and will report out daily to the Industry Trade Advisory Committees (ITAC). The mechanics of the rest of the first … Continue Reading

Mexico State Election: Setting the Tone for July 2018 Presidential Election

This is a guest post from The Cohen Group   Alfredo del Mazo of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (P.R.I.) is the presumptive winner of Sunday’s election for governor of the State of Mexico, an important battleground state that will set the stage for the July 2018 Mexican presidential contest. The narrow win for the … Continue Reading

Mexican Government Proposes Tax Incentives on IT Services and R&D Activities for 2017

As part of the 2017 economic budget and proposed tax reform, the Mexican government intends to incentivize a couple of activities that may be intertwined: first, by allowing information technology (IT) services to qualify as an export subject to 0 percent value added tax (VAT), as opposed to the 16 percent general VAT rate; and … Continue Reading
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