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Alert from Foley’s Mexico City Office - New Product Safety Requirements and Recall Procedures Adopted in Mexico: Time for Manufacturers to Update their Compliance Programs in Mexico

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The commercial and legal environment on product safety in vehicles, auto parts and other products has substantially changed in Mexico in 2018. Automotive parts manufacturers carrying out business activities in Mexico should now be implementing increased efforts to comply with and properly react to new legislation, policies, recall procedures and safety standards that are now … Continue reading this entry

NAFTA Renegotiations Create Uncertainty for Automakers

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The promise to renegotiate or else withdraw from NAFTA was one of the central points of the Trump campaign that helped him win states like Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.  In keeping with his campaign promises, the Trump administration has since proposed to tighten automotive content rules and rules of origin (from 62.5% to 85%) to … Continue reading this entry

NAFTA Under the New Trump Administration

The election of Mr. Trump as the President of the United States has created considerable uncertainty regarding the U.S. investment climate. Chief among these uncertainties is the status of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which President-Elect Trump repeatedly attacked for leading to the loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs. President-Elect Trump has vowed to renegotiate the … Continue reading this entry

U.S. Manufacturing Continues as World Leader

Suppliers Positive, Again, per OESA Survey
The latest Research Briefing from Oxford Economics claims that the U.S. manufacturing sector is “the most competitive worldwide.” Pretty strong statement there. Reading the news (or here, or here, or here, etc.), one would find it hard to believe, so let’s dive deeper.… Continue reading this entry

Are You Focused on FCPA Compliance? You Should Be

What’s Next for Conflict Minerals Rules After D.C. Circuit Decision?
The topic of FCPA compliance should be top-of-mind for U.S. auto industry companies who do business with third-party intermediaries and subsidiaries overseas, particularly in known “hot spots” such as China, India, Russia, Mexico, and Brazil. Enforcement activity by the U.S. Department of Justice shows no signs of slowing, and other countries have started to ramp … Continue reading this entry

¿No Va? ¡Si va! Investing in Mexico’s Auto Industry

U.S. and Japan Continue Talks on Auto Tariffs
Mexico, our neighbor to the south, is growing every day as a leading producer in the automobile industry. Presently, Mexico is the world’s largest producer of light vehicles and the second largest in Latin America. Companies in Mexico in the light vehicle industry have approximately 18 production complexes located in 11 states in Mexico. These complexes consist of activities … Continue reading this entry

Opportunities and Challenges for Suppliers in Mexico

Last week the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) hosted an event entitled “Supplier Opportunities and Challenges in Mexico” that I attended. It was a great program as always by OESA, and I wanted to share some of the highlights that I took away from it. First of all, nearly every automotive manufacturer who has operations … Continue reading this entry

Mexico to Replace Japan as No. 2 Automobile Exporter to U.S.

Mexico is about to replace Japan as the second largest exporter of automobiles to the United States by the end of this year. Mexico might even replace Canada as the top exporter by the end of 2015. The number of automobiles that are exported to the U.S. from Mexico is rising. In the 1990s, that number was … Continue reading this entry