News, Insights and Best Practices for Manufacturing in Mexico



Understanding the Mexican Import and Export process

Understanding import and export compliance and regulations for Mexican customs is a major piece of any logistics operation when manufacturing in Mexico.  The import and export process is essential...

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Mexico’s Top Free Trade Agreements and Their Impact

Mexico's Free Trade Agreements have pushed the country to become the 13th largest export economy in the world with USD$393 Billion in exports in total, in 2016. The impact of access to a free...

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Saltillo’s Manufacturing Economy

Saltillo is a prosperous manufacturing city in the high desert of northern Mexico. It’s strong manufacture-oriented export economy and growing automobile industry has made it an advantageous...

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Manufacturing Community Saltillo, Coahuila Newsletter 2017

News from ZAPA:  April 2017

The Offshore Group - ZAPA has had a productive year so far! Our new client, new youth soccer program, and awards and certifications are helping us celebrate the 20th...

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Newsletter for Guaymas and Empalme, Sonora 2017

News from MTK: April 2017

MTK got down to business in the beginning of 2017, and is working to better the company's sustainability, and quality of life. Working with labor unions in Mexico and...

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News from The Offshore Group - Bajio

News from Bajio: April 2017

The Offshore Group - Bajio welcomes AK Tube to our family! We are also on the move towards getting our 2015 Certification for the ISO 9001. The Offshore Group is...

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U.S. Lean Manufacturing Principles and The Need to Nearshore

While many companies are positioned to change and innovate as new technologies take precedence in the manufacturing industry, news source McClatchy DC reported that adopting lean manufacturing...

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IMMEX and Manufacturing Communities in Mexico


Maquiladora operations date back to the 50's and have gradually changed over the years with the advent of NAFTA and the opening of the Mexican market. The Mexican government changed the program...

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Introduction to the Mexican Federal Labor Law: The Basics

 With few updates, one most recently in 2012, Mexican labor laws were written into the constitution after the revolutionary war in 1917. The laws rigorously implement a safe work environment and...

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Overview of Holidays and Paid Time-Off in Mexico

Mexico, like many countries, has baseline legal benefits that are embedded in the national labor law. Employees in Mexican manufacturing typically follow strong safety procedures and work within a...

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