Incentives and Benefits for IMMEX or Maquiladoras

Introduction IMMEX stands for Maquiladora, Manufacturing and Export Services Industry.  This is a program created by the Mexican government to attract and promote foreign investment. Generally, an IMMEX, or maquiladora, can temporarily import into Mexico goods that undergo a manufacturing, transforming, and/or repairing of the industrial process for subsequent export.  The Mexican government promotes and …

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Recent Developments in Personal Liability in International Trade Transactions

Over the past two years, two major developments occurred that further defined the extent the government can seek to impose personal liability on individuals engaged in international trade transactions absent a showing of actual fraud. The first was the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decision in United States v. Trek Leather decided …

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Voluntary Self-Disclosures

Voluntary Self-Disclosures – How to prepare an acceptable disclosure – Part I: Those few words, Voluntary Self-Disclosure, rate very high among the worst words a company’s legal and trade compliance department can hear. Trust me, I know from having worked with major corporations for over 25 years. There was always a bad feeling in my stomach …

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