Financial Intelligence Unit´s Interpretation on Outsourcing Services

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Recently, the Mexican Financial Intelligence Unit (“UIF” for its acronym in Spanish), of the Treasury Ministry issued an interpretation regarding Outsourcing services. The UIF considered Outsourcing Services as a Vulnerable Activity under the Federal Act to Prevent and Identify Illegally-Funded Transactions (“Act”) According to the referred interpretation, the render of independent professional services, on behalf […]

Federal Infrastructure Projects

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   1.          Communications and Transport.   Project Description Location Contractual Scheme Scope Estimated Investment Dates / Calendar Additional Information Construction of Mexico City’s New Airport. Texcoco, México. Public work contract. Construction of Main Passenger’s Terminal foundations. Not available. Publication of Bid Call/Terms: July 12th, 2016 Clarification meetings: July 22, 2016 Technical and […]

APA MAQUILA

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On October 14, 2016, the Tax Administration Service (“SAT”) and its U.S. counterpart, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), sent similar press releases to announce the culmination of two years of collaboration to establish a new transfer pricing procedure to avoid double taxation in the maquiladora industry. This new framework proposes to solve more than 700 […]

Senate´s Approval of Amendments to the Mexico´s Federal Constitution on the Administration of Labor Justice

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Dear clients and friends, On Thursday October 13, 2016, the Senate approved on a full vote the proposed bill to amend Articles 107 and 123 of the Mexico’s Federal Constitution on the administration of labor justice. The relevant aspects of the bill are as follows: 1.- The Federal Conciliation and Labor Board will disappear and […]

Mexico´s Bill Proposal to Tax Donations and Inheritances

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On September 6, 2016, a bill for amending certain provisions of the Mexican Income Tax Law was introduced by congressman Jorge Álvarez Máynez of the Movimiento Ciudadano party. The bill aims to tax inheritances and donations based on the amount of income received. For such, it proposes levying individual taxpayers with a progressive rate as […]

Trademark Watch Service in Mexico

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Since Mexico is a member of the Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement concerning the International Registration of marks, the applications that enter into examination in our country by designation made under said international agreement, do not have a legal representative in Mexico responsible of its prosecution procedure, including the new opposition stage. Considering the […]

PEMEX Tender Procedure CNH-R01-L04/2015

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In connection with the tender procedure CNH-R01-L04/2015 for exploration and extraction contracts in deep waters, on September 06, 2016, the Finance Ministry (“SHCP”) released the Minimum Values for Additional Royalties to apply in the economic proposals to be filed by bidders on December 05, 2016. Pursuant to the bidding guidelines for the above mentioned tender […]

Operation of the Trademark Opposition System in Mexico

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In accordance to the recent reforms implemented in the Industrial Property Law, the Mexican Opposition System for the trademark registration procedure has come into force on August 30, 2016. This opposition procedure will not replace the substantive examination carried out by the Mexican Trademark Office during the prosecution of a trademark application, and said Authority […]

Tender Two, Round 2. Exploration and Extraction Contracts in Onshore Areas

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On August 24, 2016, the National Hydrocarbons Commission (“CNH”) called for the Second Tender related to Round 2, identified as CNH-R02-L02/2016, for awarding exploration and extraction license contracts with respect to twelve (12) onshore areas.   According to the call and the documents published by CNH, out of the areas to be tendered, nine are […]

Tender Fourth, Round 1. Exploration and Extraction Contracts in Deep Waters

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On August 24, 2016, the National Hydrocarbons Commission (“CNH”) approved the final prequalified companies list under the operators and non-operators schemes for the tender bid CNH-R01-L04/2015, whereby 10 contractual areas located in the regions known as (i) perdido and (ii) Cuenca Salina are being tendered. The prequalified companies for this tender are listed below:   […]