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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12 Nov 2013
06 Nov 2013
The American Farm Bureau Federation, American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association and U.S. Canola Association have voiced concerns about...
04 Nov 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has finalized regulations for imports of bovine spongiform encephalopathy...
30 Oct 2013
Los Angeles-based businessman Sunil Jiwat Mirwani has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for evading customs duties on more than $30 million in Chinese-made apparel...
22 Oct 2013
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has published a report, “DHS Could Improve Cargo Security by Periodically Assessing Risks From Foreign Ports,” recommending...
18 Oct 2013
The Australian red meat industry sold record amounts of beef and goat meat to China in August. China imported 19 percent of Australia’s total red meat shipments, compared with 4 percent in August 2012.
18 Oct 2013
Chinese consumers soon could be in line for a lot more U.S. pork in mainland grocery stores.
15 Oct 2013
One of the consequences of the prolonged U.S. government shutdown is the suspension of federal transportation and trade data releases.
30 Sep 2013
The European Union and Indonesia today signed a voluntary partnership agreement on forest law enforcement, governance and trade in timber products to the EU to fight illegal logging.
25 Sep 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has announced that peaches and nectarines from California and the Pacific Northwest...