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Mining companies tend to be seen as the bad guys from a social perspective. In my opinion having good corporate citizenship and incorporating best practices is an efficient way to ensure the company is able to operate smoothly without disruptions. Often, mining companies want to be off the radar, which is contrary to the publicity other industries often seek. In mining, often the best approach is to attract less attention. When I talk to clients about the regulatory framework in the Mexican mining industry, their complaints about the taxation structure stand out the most. However, some adjustments could be made to ensure Mexico is as competitive as other jurisdictions. The country does not have to eliminate all taxes but I believe we would be better served by reducing some of the tax charges and prioritizing the ability to attract more investment to the mining industry.

The Mexican legal framework is extensive in regulating the whole mining cycle, often becoming a hurdle for national and foreign companies that want…
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Mexico Infrastructure & Sustainability Summit 2017: The Agenda for NAICM: Sustainability, Transparency and Continuit panel highlights
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Ministry of Economic Development
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Some companies coming to Nuevo Laredo have placed approved projects on standby while the talks take place. They are waiting for the new rules to be announced, which is understandable as they are thinking about their costs and how their operations could be affected by changes in the content of the treaty. But the market’s progress continues. I think these negotiations stimulated the market instead of harming it. Many European and Asian companies continue to be interested in investing in Mexico. With or without a wall, we continue working. With or without NAFTA, international trade will remain. If the US decides to pull out of NAFTA, all the WTO agreements would enter into force and the US would be harmed the most.

US goods and services trade with Mexico totaled an estimated US$579.7 billion in 2016.
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The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was the primary reason for the boom in Mexico’s maquiladora industry.
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In 2014, the Energy Reform was passed in Mexico and stateowned companies PEMEX and CFE no longer held the monopoly over the country’s markets.
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