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We are committed to creating cultures of integrity expanding through initiatives that help us strengthen ethics, compliance, and responsibility on a day-to-day basis with sustainable results. As a result we developed the Compliance Community Connect videos to help our clients and friends. Baker McKenzie Associate, Gerardo Calderon, talks about Antitrust in this second installment of Compliance Community Connect.

Welcome to our Virtual Global Trade Conference, a virtual offering for all our clients and friends worldwide. Baker McKenzie’s international trade compliance lawyers from around the world discussed the major developments impacting international trade. The sessions include trade policy, exports, sanctions, customs, China trade developments and trade developments.

Welcome to Quick Chats for the Mexican Workplace, Baker McKenzie’s Labor and Employment video chat series for Mexican employers. In each on-demand episode, our lawyers provide insights and quick, practical tips on today’s most pressing issues and legal developments impacting employers operating in Mexico, including COVID-19 reopening developments and other trending topics.

On June 23, 2021, Office of the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and US Customs and Border Protection published in the Federal Register a notification of continuation of temporary travel restrictions at land ports of entry and ferries between the United States and Mexico from June 22, 2021 to July 21, 2021, unless amended or rescinded prior to that time.

On 11 May 2021, the ”Draft Modification of the Mexican Official Standard NOM-151-SCFI-2016, Requirements to be observed for the conservation of data messages and digitalization of documents, published on 30 March 2017” (”Project”) was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation. The Project aims to regulate and approve the rules applicable to the communication and transmission of data messages through ”certified electronic communications.”

On 31 May 2021, the Mexican President published on the Federal Official Gazette a major amendment to the Secondary Regulations for Health Supplies (Reglamento de Insumos para la Salud, “RIS”) (“Decree”). The Decree is effective as of 1 June 2021, affecting both medicines and medical devices. It improves the regulatory environment.

In this Quick Chat video, Baker McKenzie’s Labor and Employment and Tax lawyers analyze the impact the Subcontracting Reform will have on companies operating in Mexico, and provide tips on navigating the employment considerations surrounding this issue of outsourcing and subcontracting personnel.

The tax challenges of the digital economy may catch historically non-digital companies by surprise as they “go digital.” Baker McKenzie’s Special Report, Digital Revolution: Transfer Pricing on the Global Tax Battlefield provides insight into digital technology trends non-digital businesses are incorporating and the key tax trends companies must actively navigate including industry sector case studies, transfer pricing considerations, multilateral and unilateral measures, transfer pricing audits and dispute resolution.

On May 12, 2021,the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the United States has asked Mexico to review whether workers at a General Motors (GM) facility are being denied the right of free association and collective bargaining. The request is the first time any country has used the novel Rapid Response Labor Mechanism in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). USTR and the Department of Labor received information appearing to indicate serious violations of these workers’ rights in Silao, State of Guanajuato in connection with a recent worker vote, organized by the existing union, to approve their collective bargaining agreement.