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Mexican Economic Newsletter

22 Nov , 2019  

Newsletter The Trading Room: Special Economic Zones and USMCA (Download in PDF: Trading Room -221112019) Special Economic Zones Officially End On Tuesday, the Decree that repeals the Declarations of all Special Economic Zones (“ZEEs”) was published in the evening edition of the Official Gazette of the Federation.   According to the Decree, one of the main […]

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Goodbye SEZ and Road to USMCA: Trading Room

26 Apr , 2019  

Zonas Económicas Especiales, Itsmo, Zona Libre, Abogados, Comercio Exterior, TMEC, Senado, Ratificación

The Trading Room (download our newsletter in PDF here: Trading Room -20190426) Goodbye SEZs This Thursday in his morning press conference, Mexican President, AMLO, declared that the Special Economic Zone policy will disappear. According to his statements: “[SEZ] were supposedly going to help, but they never did anything to help. The business was made, the land […]

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Special Economic Zones and the Situation in the Northern Border – The Trading Room

5 Apr , 2019  

Train Maya, Special Economic Zones in Mexico, Northern Border, Tariffs, Trump, Side Letter, Autos, TMEC, WTO

The Trading Room (Download our newsletter in PDF: Trading Room) FONATUR: Train Maya needs special Economic Zones In a news outlet report, a member of the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (FONATUR, acronym in Spanish), Pablo Careaga Córdova, held that one of the most important infrastructure project of this administration, the Maya Train that […]

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VTZ Trading Room – 10/08/2018

10 Aug , 2018  

This week on The Trading Room: Mexican investment and trade projects. NAFTA: Complex and Sensitive Issues. Want to suscribe to our newsletter? Leave a comment or send us an email. Esta semana en “Trading Room”: Proyectos de Inversión y Comercio en México. TLCAN: Temas Complejos y Sensibles. ¿Quieres suscribirte a nuestro boletín? Déjanos un comentario o envíanos […]

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UPDATE: Decrees on SEZ

3 Oct , 2017  

On September 29, 2017, the Mexican Federal Government published three decrees creating three Special Economic Zones (SEZ), namely Lázaro Cardenas-Union (State of Michoacán and Guerrero), Coatzacoalcos (State of Veracruz) and Puerto Chiapas (State of Chiapas). As previously reported by VTZ, the Federal and Local governments will provide tax, customs and business incentives and facilitation measures […]

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Mexico’s First Three Special Economic Zones

29 Sep , 2017  

Yesterday, the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, signed the decrees that created Mexico’s Special Economic Zones (SEZ), which was published this Friday (September 29, 2017) in the Official Gazette. The first three SEZs will be located at Lázaro Cardenas-Unión (State of Michoacán and Guerrero), Puerto Chiapas (State of Chiapas), and Coatzacoalcos (State of Veracruz), where […]

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Update: Special Economic Zones

17 Aug , 2017  

On June 23, 2017, the Inter-Ministerial Commission approved the creation of five SEZ, namely those that will be located in the states of Chiapas (Puerto Chiapas), Veracruz (Coatzacoalcos), Michoacán (Lázaro Cárdenas), Guerrero (Puerto Unión), Yucatán (Progreso) and Oaxaca (Salina Cruz). Now, the next step is for the President to issue the Decrees that will officially […]

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13 Feb , 2017  

On February 10, 2017, the Mexican Minister of Treasury – José Antonio Meade Kuribreña – attended a meeting of the National Confederation of Governors, held in Lázaro Cardenas, where he announced the tax incentives that the federal government will provide to those companies that invest within Mexico’s Special Economic Zones. The present Update aims to […]

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VTZ: Special Economic Zones

16 Jan , 2017  

Mexico is about to implement its Special Economic Zone policy, and VTZ has developed a report with the aim to assist potential investors to have a general idea on the applicable legal framework. In light of the recent international events, particularly regarding the new US administration, Mexico will probably use this new policy to respond to […]

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