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Mexico

El Chapo Trial Witness: MX President $100M Bribe

January 15, 2019: According to a witness testifying at the Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman trial, El Chapo paid a bribe of $100M to former Mexican President Pena Nieto. According to the witness, he informed authorities in 2016 that this bribe was arranged. The bribe was paid in 2012, when Pena Nieto was president-elect. Pena Nieto […]

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Anti-Corruption
DOJ
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Global Trade
Mexico

CHS Inc. Self-Discloses Possible FCPA Violation; Mexican Customs Officials Payments

CHS Inc. disclosed in an SEC filing earlier this week that it self-reported possible FCPA violations related to Mexican customs payments.  The Minnesota based agriculture company is cooperating with the investigation.  According to GAN Integrity’s Twitter post and website, CHS contacted the DOJ and the SEC in connection with several reimbursements it made to Mexican customs […]

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Global Trade
Mexico
NAFTA

CPTPP: Canada-APAC Trade Agreement Countdown

Now that Canada and Australia, ratified it, the CPTPP should be effective at the end of 2018.  The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is a trade agreement of 11 countries representing 13.5 per cent of global GDP.  It is expected to bring benefits to the Canadian economy by having access to key Pacific Rim economies […]

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Anti-dumping
Cases
CBP
China
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Global Trade
Mexico
NAFTA
Rulings
Sanctions

Section 301 and Substantial Transformation; Court of International Trade; CBP Rulings

Can you avoid section 301 duties if your Chinese components are assembled in a third country and then imported into the US?  Recently, this question was explored.  The outcome seems to be that, the fact-specific question of “substantial transformation” has to be answered first.  In 2016, the Court of International Trade ruled that a mere […]

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Mexico
NAFTA
USMCA

Out with NAFTA, in with USMCA: what’s new

The White House announced that the President has reached an accord with Mexico and Canada and the three parties will be rewriting the old NAFTA terms.  The new tripartite trade agreement will be known as the USMCA.  For the press release, click here. What will change? In a nutshell,  the agreement will focus on automotive, […]

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