Vázquez Tercero & Zepeda (VTZ), a Mexican Law firm, retained their “top-ranked” position in the International Trade / WTO Practice of the Chambers and Partners Latin America 2021 ranking, which was released today, September 3, 2020.
Throughout more than eight years, our firm and lawyers have appeared in this important legal ranking and specialized practice. Consolidating itself more and more each day as one of the top and leading law firms in Mexico, VTZ is recognized for its international trade practice, especially anti-dumping investigations, as well as customs and maquiladora matters.
In addition, the Chambers and Partners Latin America 2021 includes the following review of our firm:
“Outstanding international trade outfit deeply respected for its prowess in anti-dumping investigations and countervailing duties. Boasts further expertise in customs compliance and verifications of origin. Continues to serve an impressive roster of domestic and international clients encompassing such sectors as metals, manufacturing and consumer goods. Remains a first port of call for clients from Asian markets exporting goods to the Mexican market.”Chambers and Partners Latin America 2021
Our Top Lawyers: Adrián Vázquez and Eduardo Zepeda
Also, Chambers recognizes outstanding individuals or lawyers of the Mexican Law firms per their areas of practice, such as International Trade and WTO Law. Our partners Adrián Vázquez and Eduardo Zepeda appear in Bands 1 and 4, respectively.
Furthermore, one source describes Adrián Vázquez as “[…] an experienced and highly sophisticated lawyer” and, “a key name in this area”, and Chambers highlights that his expertise also encompasses advising clients on the impact of free trade agreements on their operations.
Regarding Eduardo Zepeda, Chambers mentions that a source points out that he is a lawyer “highly experienced in maquiladora matters”, and his advice is frequently sought out by clients in relation to customs matters.
The VTZ team is honored
The article Mexico: Labelling for Prepackaged Food and Non-Alcoholic Drinks prepared by our Regulatory Partner, Verónica Vázquez, was published in the platform Alegrant. Alegrant’s global platform connects importers and exporters with Global Trade and Customs Compliance experts worldwide. It makes it quicker, easier and safer for businesses to access compliance experts worldwide.
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On March 27, 2020, the Amendment to the Official Mexican Standard NOM-051 SCFI/SSA1-2010 “Labeling for prepackaged food and non-alcoholic beverages – Commercial and health information, published in April 5, 2010, was published in the Official Gazette. The most relevant modifications concerning to the NOM-051, published on October 11, 2019, are the following:
The definition of coverage medium is added, which is the liquid that has been added to a pre-packaged product in hermetically sealed containers and hermetic treatment. Likewise, the definition of imitation products was added, which refers to prepackaged products that are made with ingredients or procedures other than those used in the production of that product prepackaged with NOM or following the provisions of section 126.96.36.199.1. , (denomination of the product) that intends to imitate and whose appearance is similar to the latter.
Definitions of genuine and substitute products and all references to these products were removed.
Seals or recommendation legends or recognition by professional organizations or associations may be included on the label of prepackaged products when they provide the appropriate documentation that supports scientific, objective and reliable evidence and must not exceed one or more of the added critical nutrients, specifying the target population. To comply with the above, PROFECO must issue no lather than October 1, 2020, the Guidelines for the registration and recognition of professional organizations or associations that can issue seals or recommendation legends for food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Prepackaged products bearing one or more warning labels or the sweetener legend shall not include on the label children’s characters, animations, cartoons, celebrities, athletes or pets, interactive elements such as visual-space games or digital download, which, if aimed at children, incite, promote or encourage the consumption, purchase or choice of products with excess critical nutrients or sweeteners. (This will take effect until April 1, 2021).
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