Maquiladoras, or manufacturers in Mexico focused on exports, were on a roll this year. Barely a week went by without a major shipper announcing its plans to set up shop or expand operations in Mexico. Then the government stepped in. Through a $14 billion tax plan, maquiladoras face a value added tax of 16 percent that kicks in 2015 and an income tax rise from 17.5 percent to 30 percent, starting next year
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22 Jul 2013
Hong Kong Customs has seized more than 1,148 ivory tusks, valued at HK$17.46 million (about US$2.23 million), that were being smuggled through...
18 Jul 2013
The European Union will reopen its market to Myanmar on July 19 under the so-called “Everything But Arms” preferential trade regime...
12 Jul 2013
Kenya’s security agencies have seized two more containers full of ivory, after authorities vowed to increase surveillance at all entry points to the East African nation, Shanghai Daily reports.
11 Jul 2013
Russia is planning to introduce temporary restrictions on dairy, meat and seafood imports from Greece, starting July 15, according to the Russian Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Inspection Service...
10 Jul 2013
India’s market has opened to Canadian eastern-spruce products.
10 Jul 2013
The European Union has launched its first formal trade dispute with Russia at the World Trade Organization.
09 Jul 2013
The Canadian government will no longer impose tariffs on imported baby clothes and selected sports equipment after receiving complaints from Canadian consumers about the high cost of consumer goods in Canada...
04 Jul 2013
Wine exports from Europe to Asia have become a major staple of backhaul eastbound container trades in recent years as alcohol demand has surged. Yet growth is now threatened by a trade dispute between the EU and China.
01 Jul 2013
European Union exports to South Korea have “grown strongly” in 2012, which is the second year of the EU-South Korea Free Trade Agreement, according to the European Commission.
21 Jun 2013
The U.S. is now a “listed” country with the European Commission, meaning U.S. companies do not need to obtain an export certificate from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration before shipping certain pharmaceutical products to Europe...
14 Jun 2013
The new listings of species, the 165 decisions and 36 resolutions adopted or revised at the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora...