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A new trade war

October 15, 2019 1:01 am After a 15-year dispute at the World Trade Organization (WTO), the United States received approval to impose tariffs on European Union goods worth $7.5 billion annually because of illegal government support for the European aircraft manufacturer: Airbus. The decision brings the powers closer to a tariff war in the airline industry, but some analysts believe… [+]

Digital collection will depend on companies’ good faith

October 9, 2019 9:35 am According to specialists, if we continue with the series of initiatives that are discussed in different instances, consumers would be the main affected from inspecting platforms such as Netflix, Spotify or Uber, along with the challenge that the Government of Mexico faces when taxing this type of companies, since not even the great economic powers… [+]

USMCA: Ratification on 2020

October 9, 2019 9:19 am The USMCA is trapped between the political and electoral interests of the U.S. and Canada’s Congress. Its ratification and entry into force is far from materializing in the remainder of 2019, the most recent forecasts warn. The Foreign Trade specialist from the IBERO Business Studies Department, Aribel Contreras Suárez, pointed out the 70% chance for… [+]

3 logistic challenges for the rest of 2019

October 7, 2019 12:15 am The summer ended and with it we have the question of how will the instability of the supply chain affect the success of the next high season of holiday breaks and daily operations. Here are some challenges that will probably define the supply chain for the rest of 2019: AMAZON Amazon the e-commerce giant has… [+]

The Mexican steel industry

September 30, 2019 1:32 pm On its past print edition of August 2019, Forbes México published an interview with Raúl Gutiérrez, CEO of Deacero— a steel company in Monterrey, one of the most important in its sector with international presence. He wants to create debate regarding a necessary change to establish an industrial policy with social awareness. “It is time… [+]

2020 will set the beginning of a new international maritime industry

September 30, 2019 1:16 pm The measure implemented by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), regarding the maximum level of sulfur emissions allowed for ships (IMO 2020), leaving a maximum of 0.5% against the current standard with a sulfur content of 3.5%, subjects the international maritime industry to one of the most daunting challenges in its most recent 250 years of… [+]

Trade uncertainty and the global economy

September 30, 2019 12:15 am The growing commercial uncertainty is a driving factor of “slow global growth”; this uncertainty not only affects the United States and China, where trade tensions are highest, but also in many other countries. Globally, the uncertainty index of trade policy is rising sharply, having remained stable at low levels for approximately 20 years. According to… [+]

Beer import fee is removed

September 24, 2019 10:24 am The current law of Special Tax on Products and Services (STPS) taxes the alienation and importation of beer according to the alcoholic strength it contains. If a bottle has 14% of alcohol, the tax upon it will be 26.5%. If it ranges from the 14% to 20%, the tax is 30%; after, 20% the tax… [+]

U.S. Imposes tariffs of up to 31% on steel

September 24, 2019 2:46 am The U.S. Department of Commerce reported its preliminary decision to impose a 141% and 31% tariff on structural steel from China and Mexico, respectively, on the presumption that they violate U.S. antidumping laws, a trade defense measure carried out when a foreign supplier offers prices lower than those applied in their own country. The Department… [+]

Significant Downturn for the Automotive Industry

September 17, 2019 10:26 am According to data from the INEGI, during this year’s August, the Mexican automobile industry has sunk in all its areas, out of which exports are the most affected in comparison to August of 2018. The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) announced that the automobile industry has had a downturn in all its areas…. [+]