Author Archives: Gabriela Kenny

MEXICO LEGAL, TAX, FISCAL, SUPPLY CHAIN UPDATE

The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce Great Lakes Chapter cordially invites you to an event co-hosted with Automation Alley to discuss the latest developments in Mexico from the legal, tax, fiscal and supply chain perspective.

Please join us!

Mexico Legal, Tax, Fiscal, Supply Chain Update

Thursday, May 26, 2022
2675 Bellingham Dr, Troy, Michigan 48083.
9:00 am – 12:00 p.m. EST

Hosted by the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce and Automation Alley

AGENDA

Mexico Update with the latest trends and economic outlook
About this event

9:00 -9:30 AM Registration and Networking – Continental Breakfast

9:30-9:40 AM Welcome and Automation Alley Mission Overview

9:40-10:00 AM Introduction of the New Consul of Mexico in Detroit

10:00-10:20 AM Clayton & McKervey – Tax Update

10:20-10:40 AM Baker Tilly – Supply Chain and Industry Update

10:40-10:50 AM Break

10:50 -11:10 AM Miller Canfield – Legal Update

11:10 -11:30 AM Citi Bank – Fiscal Update

11:30-11:45 AM USMCOC Great Lakes Chapter Overview

11:45-11:55 AM Questions, Closing remarks

12:00 PM Wrap Up

To register, please go to: https://bit.ly/3w4OKYb

DISCOVERING THE MAINLAND CHINA WINE MARKET VIA HONG KING

Discovering the Mainland China Wine Market via Hong Kong

The United States – Mexico Chamber of Commerce, California Chapter, cordially invites you to this exciting program that explores opportunities for the U.S. and Mexico to:
“Discovering Mainland China’s Wine Market via Hong Kong”

Monday, May 16, 2022 at 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Pacific Time

Topics covered:
· Discovering Mexican Wine: Baja California Wineries
· Wine consumption trends in Hong Kong and Mainland China
· The evolving landscape of the wine industry in Hong Kong
· How to capture the wine market opportunities in Asia via Hong Kong

Agenda:
6:00 – 6:15 Welcoming Remarks
· Marlen Marroquin, Executive Regional Director, US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce California Regional Chapter
· Iris Wong, Director, Business Development, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
· Thomas Wong, Partner, CW CPA
6:15 – 6:25 Discovering Mexican Wine: Baja California Wineries
· Fernanda Escobosa, Director General, Provino, Baja California
6:25 – 6:50 The evolving landscape of the wine industry in Hong Kong
How to capture the wine market opportunities in Asia via Hong Kong
· Ronald Ho, Associate Director, Business Development, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
6:50 – 7:00 Q&A

REGISTRATION FEES:

Member: $15.00*
Non-Member: $25.00*

*Plus $4.80 Registration Fee

To register and for more information, please go to:
Discovering Mainland China’s Wine Market via Hong Kong

MEXICO LEGAL, TAX, FISCAL AND SUPPLY CHAIN UPDATE

MEXICO LEGAL, TAX, FISCAL, AND SUPPLY CHAIN UPDATE
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 | 1:00 – 2:30 pm CDT
NO REGISTRATION FEE

Co-hosted by The US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce – Mid-America Chapter and the Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago

Successfully operating in foreign countries includes staying on top of an ever-changing maze of business rules and regulations. Operating in Mexico has a similar requirement. Savvy managers need to stay on top of changes through their services providers – law firms, tax and accounting firms, banks, custom-house brokers, and logistics providers, among others. Every year the Mid-America Chapter of the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce brings together experts in these areas from among its members.

Join us on Wednesday, April 27, from 1 to 2:30 pm CDT to hear from Baker McKenzie, Barnes & Thornburg, RSM US, Baker Tilly, and MazarsUSA on what topics are hot today and what you need to prepare for going forward. The session is our eighth in a series and will be introduced by Ambassador Reyna Torres, Consul General of Mexico here in Chicago.

Speakers:

Ambassador Reyna Torres Mendivil, Consul General of Mexico in Chicago
Hugo Dubovoy, Partner, Baker McKenzie
Margarita Escalante, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg
Edgar Lopezlena, International Tax Senior Director, National Leader – Mexican Tax Practice RSM US LLP
Mayra Pena, International Tax Senior Director, Mexico Desk, RSM US LLC
Angel Ramirez, Mexico Market Leader, International Services Practice, Baker Tilly US LLP
Omar Garcia, Tax Partner, MazarsUSA

To register, please go to: https://www.usmcocma.org/webinar-mexico-update

USMCOC AND AMSDE SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING TO PROMOTE TRADE AND INVESTMENT

The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce and the Mexican Association of Secretaries of Economic Development signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in the development of binational trade and investment between the U.S. and Mexico 

October 20, 2021- Washington, D.C. – During the celebration of the Annual Board of Directors Meeting, the President and CEO of the Chamber, Albert Zapanta, and the President of the Mexican Association of Secretaries of Economic Development (Asociación Mexicana de Secretarios de Desarrollo Económico-AMSDE), and Secretary of Economic Development of the State of Coahuila, Ing. Jaime Guerra signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote the development of binational economic activity and recognize that trade and investment relations between Mexico and the United States are vital to promoting the economic development of both countries

This collaboration includes -but is not limited to exchanging periodic information on supply and demand of goods and services and investment opportunities, organizing joint trade missions, maintaining constant communication on the priorities and issues relevant to the work of both organizations, and promoting the good image of Mexico-U.S. relations. 

“Our association celebrates the opportunity to develop joint endeavors with one of the organizations with the most experience, recognition, and efficacy in the promotion of the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Mexico,” said Secretary Guerra in his remarks during the signing of the MOU. Secretary Guerra also participated in a panel on Border Issues and Security during the Chamber’s conference and attended the Good Neighbor Awards Dinner Gala, conducted on the same day.

Albert Zapanta welcomed the presence of Secretary Guerra and this instrument of collaboration where our members will have “on the ground support” and facilitate the communication with state and municipal authorities. 

 

Contact:

Gabriela Kenny
469-567-0923
gabriela.kenny@usmcoc.org
 

The USMCOC presents the 2021 Good Neighbor Awards in Washington, D.C.

PRESS RELEASE

October 20, 2021- Washington, D.C. – The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the recipients of the prestigious “Good Neighbor Inspirational Award” presented during the Good Neighbor Awards Gala, which took place October 20, 2021, at The Decatur House, in Washington, D.C.

Private Sector Leadership Award

Patrick J. Ottensmeyer
President & CEO, Kansas City Southern
In recognition of his strong advocacy of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement; his voice and leadership were crucial during the negotiations and in the process of approval by the U.S. Congress, and on the occasion of the recently announced first rail networking connecting the U.S., Mexico, and Canada through the merger of KCS with Canadian Pacific Railway.

Juan R. Luciano
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Archer Daniels Midland Company
In recognition of his leadership and contributions to the agricultural industry in the U.S. and Mexico and ADM’s role as a trendsetter in agricultural trade practices and innovation worldwide.

Thomas J. Donahue
Advisor and Former Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
In recognition of the 24 years of service as President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, working tirelessly to expand trade and free enterprise in the U.S. and raising the presence and growth of American companies worldwide.

Alvaro Luque
President and CEO, Avocados From Mexico
With this Award, the Chamber acknowledges his leadership and remarkable success in increasing the consumption of avocados from Mexico in the U.S. through innovation and unparallel creative marketing campaigns.

Public Sector Leadership Award

The Honorable Thomas J. Vilsack
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
In recognition of his remarkable career in public service and his leadership in developing productive and collaborative relations with Mexican and Canadian counterparts, working diligently to solve differences, and joining forces to create and implement policies and sustainable agricultural practices in the North American Region.

The Honorable Víctor Villalobos Arámbula
Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development of Mexico
In recognition of his contributions in the development of agricultural biotechnology, his outstanding career in the public sector, and relentless work for the growth of Mexico’s agri-food industry, which is crucial in the U.S. and Mexico trade relationship

With the Good Neighbor Award, established in 1985, the Chamber recognizes private- and public-sector leaders who have contributed to strengthening U.S.-Mexico bilateral economic and societal relations.

Contact:
Gabriela Kenny
469-567-0923
gabriela.kenny@usmcoc.org

MEXICAN PENSION FUNDS SYSTEM: FINANCIAL & REGULATORY UPDATE

The USMCOC, Northeast & Inter-American Chapters, invite you to a two-part webinar series to discuss and analyze the situation and prospects of the Mexican Pension Funds System, from an economic, financial, legal, and regulatory point of view.

WHEN

September 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time

September 21, 2021 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time

TWO PART WEBSINAR SERIES

DISCUSSION TOPICS:

Analysis and outlook for the Mexican Pension Funds System.

Implementation of the latest regulatory reform and potential new developments.

Evolution of the AFOREs investment regime and portfolios.

Portfolio diversification in asset classes such as alternative and international investments.

 Incorporation of ESG principles.

MEXICO IN A WORLD OF MEDICAL DEVICES

Webinar: Mexico in a World of Medical Devices

Wednesday, August 4, 2021  |  1:00 pm CDT

The device manufacturing industry in Mexico has grown dramatically over the past decade. The reasons for this growth will be explored in detail by our prominent speakers from very well-known international companies.

Expert Panelists:

-Ambassador Reyna Torres Mendivil, Consul General of Mexico in Chicago

-Gerardo Guerrero, Consul of Mexico in St. Paul

-Angel de la Campa, President of the Baja California Medical Devices Cluster

-Javier Gonzalez, General Manager, Hill-Rom de Mexico

-Miguel Rochin, Vice President – Operations, Medtronic Mexico

-Cinthia Ustariz, Director – Textile Operations, Medline Industries

Registration for this virtual event is FREE.

 

MEXICO’S MID-YEAR FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS REVIEW

The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Northeast and Inter-American Chapters, invite you to a two-part webinar series to discuss the economic and business outlook for Mexico, with a focus on the pandemic recovery, the recent mid-term elections, the accomplishments and challenges on the implementation of the USMCA, and the first six months on the relation with the new U.S. administration.

In addition to a macro and public finance overview, our panelists will be providing analysis of different industries and implications for the corporate sector, both for their local and international operations.

Mexico’s Mid-Year Financial & Business Review

July 27 & 29, 2021 – 2:00 pm ET

(Two Part Webinar Series)

Tuesday, July 27 – Session 1: Experts Outlook Roundtable

Panelists:

-Féliz Boni, Chief Office of Economic Analysis, HR Ratings

-Jack Deino, Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets, Corporate Debt Team, BlackRock

-William Maloney, Chief EConomist for Latin America & the Caribbean, World Bank

-Valeria Moy, General Director, Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO)

Moderator:

-Ociel Hernández, Head of Research & Strategy, BBVA Mexico

Thursday, July 29 – Session 2: CFO’s Roundtable

Panelists:

-Benjamín Ampudia, Chief Financial Officer, Grupo IDESA

-Carlos Gómez, Chief Financial Officer, Terrafina

-Jorge Padilla, Chief Financial Officer, Grupo Kuo

Moderator

-Edgar Cruz, Global Strategy & Credit Research, BBVA Mexico

Registration Fees:

One Session

Member: $15.00  /  Non Member: $25.00

Both Sessions

Member: $25.00 /  Non-Member: $45.00

To register and for more information, please click here.

 

 

 

 

MYTHS AND FACTS OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN RECONFIGURATION AND REGIONALIZATION

The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce invites you to a webinar part of our USMCA series to discuss the myths and facts of the supply chain reconfiguration in the region.

USMCA SERIES: MYTHS & FACTS OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN RECONFIGURATIONS AND REGIONALIZATION

VIDEOCONFERENCE

June 3, 2021 – 10:00 AM – 11:20 ET

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Luz María de la Mora, Undersecretary for Foreign Trade, Mexico’s Ministry of Economy

PANEL DISCUSSION

Rosa Ertze, Partner / President, Duane Morris / US – Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Chapter
César Remis, Head of the Trade Office in the United States, Mexico’s Ministry of Economy
Kenneth Smith, Partner, AGON
Patrick Van den Bossche, Partner, Kearney

MODERATOR

Jaron Campbell, Executive Vice President, Head of International Subsidiary Banking for Commercial Banking, HSBC Bank USA
DISCUSSION TOPICS

USMCA: Benefits and challenges for the development, integration and strengthening of regional supply chains.

Advances, hitches and glitches on the implementation of the agreement and implications for the regional supply chain and production.

Would stricter labor requirements, rules of origin, local content, and compliance costs, may undermine the competitiveness of goods produced under the USMCA?

Are the reshoring and nearshoring of supply chains to North America an efficient and overall cost-effective alternative to lower-labor-cost economies and regions? What are the advantages and tradeoffs?

Customs, transportation, and logistics under the new agreement and their ramifications for the North American supply chain.

Overview on most potentially benefits industries by locally integrating their supply chains.

Participation and assimilation of small and medium-sized businesses in North American supply chains.

To register and for more information please click here.

FINANCING FOR MIDDLE MARKET CROSS-BORDER MANUFACTURING AND OPERATIONS

The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Northeast, Inter-American, and Inter-Mountain Chapters, invite you to a webinar part of our USMCA series to discuss financing for cross-border middle-market manufacturing and operations.

USMCA Series: Financing for Middle Market Cross-Border Manufacturing & Operations

May 25, 2021 – 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET

Videoconference

Speakers: 

John Min, Chief Economist, Tempus

Luis Noriega, Lender Account Manager, Export-Import Bank of the U.S.

Sara Sandin, Head of the Development Banking Unit, Mexico’s Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP)

Rafael Valladares, Partner, ValPer

Moderator:

Vicente Ferrer, U.S. International Desk Director, Santander

Discussion Topics: 

Overview on middle-market financing needs for export, manufacturing and international trade sectors in Mexico and the United States

The role, policies, and programs of the Mexican development banking sector and the U.S. Eximbank to foster and support access to financing and guarantees for middle-market domestic and international companies operating in both countries.

USMCA: Benefits and Implications for cross-border operations and their financing.

Foreign exchange outlook and hedging/risk management in U.S.-Mexico cross-border financing.  Pros & cons of US Dollar vis-à-vis MX Peso financing.

Banking, non-banking and fintech financing: Regulation, differences, and complementarities.

To register and for additional information please click here.