Webinar: Challenges of Sourcing 5 Key Industrial Components in Mexico featuring Fred Rocafort

Register HERE! Join Harris Bricken attorney Fred Rocafort for a discussion hosted by East West Associates that will address the challenges of sourcing these 5 key industrial components from Mexico: Aluminum extrusion Castings & machined parts Forgings Metal stampings & Fabrication Injection molded & extruded plastics East West Associates will lead a Roundtable Discussion with

How to Form a Company in Mexico as a Foreigner

How to Form a Company in Mexico

Contents of this Article: Options when forming a Mexico company Choose the right Mexican entity for your business Steps to forming a Mexican company Mexican tax ID, fiscal address, tax declarations and social security Register with Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Investment Additional issues on forming a Mexican entity An investor looking to do business in

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Mexico Employment Law Basics Part 2: Am I Negotiating Now?!

In our first post in this series, we discussed what constitutes an employment relationship under Mexico’s employment laws, the types of employees you can hire, and the importance of having a written employment agreement with your Mexican employees. We also described the basic working conditions your employment agreements must contain. In this post we will

Mexico Trademarks

Mexico Trademarks: What You Need to Know

Globalization has taught businesspeople many things, including the importance of protecting their intellectual property in the markets in which they operate (or are planning to operate). For brand owners, intellectual property of course includes trademarks, and over the past few decades many companies have learned to their dismay that their trademarks have been registered in

Mexico Employment Law

Mexico Employment Law Basics: You are not in Kansas Anymore

1. Mexico Employment Law Basics With China risks increasing and decoupling from China accelerating, Mexico is poised to take on an even greater role in the ongoing global supply chain rearrangement. Companies that are relocating some or all of their production to Mexico need to be aware of what is legally required to hire local

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U.S. Latinos Represent a Huge Opportunity for Mexican Businesses

Over the past couple of years, we’ve written more than once (and here) that Mexico is fast-increasing in importance as a manufacturing hub, especially for businesses targeting the U.S. market. To recap, as global companies seek to diversify their supply chains, Mexico offers proximity to U.S. markets, modern infrastructure, access to ports for global distribution

Mexico Representative Office

Mexico Representative Offices

In a previous post, I outlined the options for entity formation for companies establishing a presence in Mexico, noting that Mexico Representative Offices “cannot enter into legal transactions in Mexico but can promote the products or services of the foreign company, or conduct activities such as market research.” Mexico Representative Offices can sign contracts on

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Moving Manufacturing to Mexico: The FAQs

For a variety of reasons, many companies are rearranging their supply chains, and many of those that target U.S. consumer markets are moving manufacturing to Mexico. We’ve written about “Omicron and Supply Chains: Buckle Up” here, and we wrote about manufacturing opportunity here in “President López Obrador Tells It Like It Is at North American

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President López Obrador Tells It Like It Is at North American Leaders’ Summit

On November 18, U.S. President Joe Biden welcomed President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico and Prime Justin Minister Trudeau of Canada to the White House for the first North American Leaders’ Summit since 2016. The summit followed a U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue in September, and virtual and real-world meetings earlier this year with Canadian

Family Business Succession Planning

Family Business Succession Planning

Family business succession planning is critically important but far too often ignored or kicked down the road. Are you watching “Succession”? It’s an HBO drama on a family business that is a barely veiled satire of the succession drama that seems to have been playing out at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. for the past three