Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) the horticulture sector became Mexico’s fastest-growing industry, with fruit and vegetable exports increasing by 650% between 1995 and 2019. Today, it is a world leader in the export of tomatoes, avocados, berries, grapes, peppers and chillies. Since the treaty came into force in 1994 the sector has invested in innovation...
Articles & Analysis | The impact of the North American regional trade agreement on Mexico's horticulture from The Report: Mexico 2019
Interviews & Viewpoints | César Maillard Canudas, Managing Partner, Maillard, Cerbón, Canudas: Viewpoint from The Report: Mexico 2019
In May 2019 regulations were published in the Federal Official Gazette that were the legal implementation of the constitutional reforms related to labour justice. They reflect commitments to global standards such as the International Labour Organisation’s conventions on association and collective bargaining, as well as provisions related to these principles in the US-Mexico-...
Articles & Analysis | New legal regulations in Mexico target psychosocial risk factors in the workplace from The Report: Mexico 2019
Federal labour law states that it is the employer’s obligation to comply with regulations on health and safety in the workplace, and that the conditions under which risk prevention is guaranteed is laid out in the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Regulation. Additionally, workers’ rights enable employees to develop and grow in a healthy and safe environment. There are 43...
This chapter introduces the reader to the different aspects of the legal system in Mexico in partnership with Maillard, Cerbón, Canudas, Argumedo, Palma y Asociados; and Aguirre, Aguirre and Associates. It also contains a viewpoint with César Maillard Canudas, Managing Partner, Maillard, Cerbón, Canudas, Argumedo, Palma y Asociados.
In 2018 Mexico’s economy ranked second in Latin America and 15th in the world in terms of GDP, which totalled $1.22trn, according to the World Bank. In 2019 the newly elected President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has pushed ahead with efforts to meet his pledge to tackle corruption and implement austerity measures within the government, to reduce costs and curb excessive expenditures.
Interviews & Viewpoints | Eunice Parua, Partner, Leahy Lewin Lowing Sullivan Lawyers: Viewpoint from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2019
The growth of Papua New Guinea’s economy in the last decades, as a result of large-scale development projects primarily in the extractive industries, has had both positive and negative consequences for the country. With a growing consumer base and an emerging middle class, one negative consequence has been the influx of counterfeit consumer goods.