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Mexican President Visits Washington

With the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) recently going into effect on July 1, the President of Mexico made his first visit to the United States on Wednesday, July 8. This marks his first visit to the White House and his first foreign trip since taking office in December 2018; it comes ahead of the U.S. election … Continue Reading

Mexico USMCA & COVID-19 Updates

On May 5, 2020, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (“AMLO”) announced new measures to resume automotive manufacturing, mining, and construction activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Mexican Minister of Economy Graciela Márquez Colín announced on May 13 a new plan to re-open the economy in three stages.  The first stage of the plan is set to begin on … Continue Reading

Mexico and COVID-19

Over 300 manufacturing CEOs in the United States sent a letter to the President of Mexico on April 22 asking him to align Mexico’s definition of essential businesses with that of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to minimize supply chain disruptions in North America. On April 21, the Mexican … Continue Reading

COVID-19 Measures in Central America and the Caribbean

As the coronavirus disease 2010 (COVID-19) global pandemic continues to evolve, our Latin America team has been monitoring developments in the region and tracking measures implemented by governmental entities that may affect business operations. Our Santo Domingo office recently published a newsletter, which can be found here, covering relevant official pronouncements, decrees, and resolutions.  Our Caribbean … Continue Reading

Mexico’s Health Emergency Decree

On March 30 Mexico declared a health emergency and issued a decree with strict measures to contain the fast-spreading of coronavirus “COVID-19,” on non-essential activities in the public and private sectors that would be in force until April 30.  In order to prevent the health system from being overwhelmed with the increasing number of cases, … Continue Reading

US Policy Prognosis: The Legislative Response to COVID-19

Our Public Policy Team is operating at the epicenter of the evolving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) global pandemic, providing clients with timely updates, guidance and resources to weather the complex uncertainties, overcome challenges, mitigate risks, enhance resilience, maintain business continuity or normalize business operations as quickly as possible. We have just issued the following publications … Continue Reading

Coronavirus|COVID-19: Implications to Commercial and Financial Contracts Under the Brazilian Legal Framework

The coronavirus pandemic (also known as “COVID-19”) outbreak has challenged humanity to control the spread of the virus and save human lives. While the world is incredulous at the rising death toll, and more than a third of the global population is experiencing social distancing and self-isolation measures for the first time in history, country … Continue Reading

COVID–19 and Impacts in Latin America

The first quarter of 2020 is not ending on a positive note for most parts of the world, including Latin America. In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic outbreak caused by the novel coronavirus, the region is also facing the consequences of a historic dengue epidemic and feeling the impact of the oil pricing … Continue Reading

Brazil announces it will adhere to the international agreement on government procurement

On January 21, Brazil’s Ministry of Economy, Paulo Guedes, announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos that Brazil will adhere to the plurilateral Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA). The GPA regulates the procurement of goods and services by the public authorities of the parties to the agreement, based on the principles of openness, transparency, … Continue Reading

Squire Patton Boggs Hosts Semana Dominicana Event | “Adapting to Global Supply Chain Disruption”

In September, Washington, DC welcomed a business delegation from the Dominican Republic (DR), as part of the annual Dominican Week (“SemDomUSA2019”). The trip allows for the dynamic Dominican private sector and Washington to exchange ideas toward strengthening economic ties between the United States and the Dominican Republic (DR). Squire Patton Boggs hosted the distinguished delegation … Continue Reading
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