Automotive Rules of Origin Dispute

Automotive Rules of Origin Dispute, USMCA, Mexico, Auto

The USMCA Panel’s final report on the dispute about Automotive Rules of Origin Dispute was released on January 11, 2023. Our summary here.

Entry into force of CPTPP in Malaysia

Entry into force of the CPTPP in Malaysia On  November 29, 2022, the «Agreement announcing the entry into force of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) for Malaysia» was published in the Mexican Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF). Implications for Malaysia With Malaysia’s ratification of this Agreement, Malaysia becomes the ninth member […]

International Trade in Mexico: A Guide by VTZ in Thomson Reuters

International Trade, Lawyers, Mexico, Customs, Thomson Reuters

International Trade in Mexico: A Guide by VTZ in Thomson Reuters Vazquez Tercero & Zepeda (VTZ) has contributed for the fifth time with Thomson Reuters Practical Law in the International Trade and Commercial Transactions Global Guide. Thomson Reuters’ guide on international trade matters is a compilation of guides in which local law firms answer essential questions […]

Unique Sanitary License

Import, International Trade, Lawyers, Mexico, Permits, License

Unique Sanitary License: Implications for International Trade in Mexico To ensure price control and promote measures to contain inflation, the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit announced a plan on October 3 during «la mañanera», the morning press conference of the President. This plan is part of the Agreement on Actions Against Inflation and Famine […]

New Mexican Minister of Economy

Mexican Ministry, Economy, Clouthier, International Trade, VTZ, Lawyers, Energy, Consultations

New Mexican Minister of Economy: USMCA Energy Consultations and RRLM petition In recent days, there has been a lot of movement regarding the Mexican Ministry of Economy. In this post, we discuss about the developments regarding the energy consultations between Mexico and the United States under the USMCA. Furthermore, we address the resignation of the […]

12th WTO Ministerial Conference: An achievement or Failed Attempt?

12th WTO Ministerial Conference: An Achievement or Failed Attempt? In this edition, we present the most relevant developments and setbacks of the 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO). This Conference was originally scheduled for June 2020 but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, the conference was held from June 12 […]

Panasonic and USMCA : Rapid Response Labor Mechanism

Panasonic and USMCA, Rapid Response Labor Mechanism, Unions in Mexico, Labor and Trade, Reynosa, USTR, Secretaría de Economía, VTZ Abogados

Panasonic and USMCA : The Rapid Response Labor Mechanism A new dispute involving Panasonic and USMCA. On May 18, 2022, the United States —through the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)— requested Mexico to review whether a denial of free association and collective bargaining rights is occurring at Panasonic Automotive Systems de México […]

Labor Mechanism against Teksid

The U.S. government activated USMCA’s Rapid Response Labor Mechanism against Teksid due to a Collective Bargaining Agreement.


The Trading Room

Strengthening the Semiconductor Supply Chain in Mexico As a result of the September 2021 Washington work tour, on 20 April 2022, Tatiana Clouthier, head of the Ministry of Economy, and Santiago Cardona, general director of Intel Mexico, signed a collaboration agreement to strengthen the semiconductor supply chain in Mexico.  #Comunicado | La @SE_mx e @intel_la […]