Mexico has joined the growing list of countries imposing a digital tax. In this case, Mexico has extended its VAT law to cover certain digital services provided by foreign suppliers.
The White House released a statement yesterday announcing the successful negotiation of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, intended to replace NAFTA. Here are some of the significant changes people are talking about now.
America is attempting to renegotiate NAFTA and may withdraw from the pact if its demands aren’t met. Either move would have enormous consequences for US businesses.
Last week, the US Trade Representative Office released a summary of objectives for NAFTA renegotiation, which will likely begin next month. We explain the Trump administration's change in strategy and why the renegotiation is so important.
US presidential candidate Donald Trump is viewed by investors as potentially toxic to the Mexican economy. The value of the Mexican peso appears to be linked to the perceived likelihood of a Trump victory in November.
After years of negotiation, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive new trade agreement, was signed in February this year by 12 nations. If it is ratified — a big “if” — it will bring important economic benefits to member nations, which include the US, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru — but not China. At first glance, it may seem surprising that the world’s second-largest economy isn’t participating. But if you take a deeper look at the pact and its requirements, the reasons become clear. They also shed light on China’s ambitions and the other initiatives it is pursuing to support them, even as the future of the TPP itself becomes increasingly cloudy.
Establishing and maintaining a foreign office can be an excellent idea, and for many businesses it’s a necessity in today’s global economy. But to make foreign operations successful, you need to develop a thorough plan that accounts for a host of considerations that may not apply to your domestic operations. Not surprisingly, many of these considerations relate to local laws. This post will outline of some of the legal matters you need to consider when setting up and maintaining overseas operations.
A new comprehensive trade agreement could bring big economic benefits to member countries and impose uniform rules governing intellectual property, state protectionism, e-commerce and more. Here's what you need to know.
Welcome back to Global Glance. This week we look at how to launder money and shoot craps at the same time, the trouble with judging NAFTA, and why US expats and accidental Americans loath the IRS.
Digital technology is transforming the way recruiters find candidates, and it’s happening at a time when the global talent pool itself is undergoing tremendous change. Employers who want to fill overseas posts have a lot to keep up with, and those who stay on top of current trends stand the best chance of finding skilled workers before their competitors do. Here are a few new developments worth following.
In this week's Global Glance we look at how to make sense of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Africa’s precarious middle class, and a Texas honky-tonk in Tokyo.
There is a commonly held belief that a global employer will automatically own the inventions produced by its employees. The reasoning goes that an employer is legally “covered” because its employees have signed a standard US-style Intellectual Property Agreement (IPA) granting the company ownership. The reality is that in most countries the employee will be the legal owner of a workplace invention, and a US-style IPA — in which all future workplace inventions are assigned to the employer — will be powerless to grant ownership to the company. In this article we aim to dispel some common IP misconceptions, provide insight into global IP laws, and provide guidance on how an employer can ensure it has the best possible chance of securing IP.