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Mexico exports and jobs could rise with new President 30 Jul 2018

Mexico’s textile and apparel industry is forecasting a sharp rise in exports and jobs under the $7.5bn spending package proposed by President-elect Andres Lopez Manuel Obrador – despite ongoing uncertainty around the key North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).


Upgraded EU-Mexico pact may boost apparel exports 2 May 2018

Mexico could boost its export to the European Union (EU) under the newly expanded trade agreement between the two – but faces big challenges in lifting sales to the continent, observers say.


NAFTA border security and TPP-11 bite Mexico makers 17 Apr 2018

Mexico's apparel association Canaive is undergoing a management shake-up amid mounting challenges linked to NAFTA border security and the possibility that Vietnam will gain competitive strength in the fledgling Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).


Mexican makers work to lift exports amid NAFTA threat 18 Jan 2018

The future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) may be under threat, but Mexican textile and apparel makers continue to take a "no pasa nada" [nothing's the matter] approach to the looming risk that the treaty will end.


Supply chain spared in recent Mexico earthquakes 6 Oct 2017

Hundreds of garment workers are thought to have perished when two textile factories collapsed in last month's earthquake near Mexico City, adding to the woes already facing Mexico's apparel makers.

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Mexico labour reforms pave way for USMCA advance 3 May 2019

Mexico is poised for a complete overhaul of its labour relations after the Mexican Senate approved a new labour bill that is also a key step towards ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).


Capa de Ozono boosts product development with PLM 29 Apr 2019

Mexican fashion footwear company Capa de Ozono has improved product development time by 20% and doubled its number of collections after implementing a new PLM system.


Mexico to double minimum wage in northern border zones 19 Dec 2018

Mexico's new government has revealed plans to increase the country's minimum wage by more than 16% to MXN102.68 (US$5.10) per day, effective from 1 January 2019.


Capa de Ozono picks PLM to boost speed-to-market 26 Nov 2018

Mexican fashion footwear company Capa de Ozono has invested in a PLM system in a bid to reduce time-to-market, develop a more robust product development process and centralise product information.


Ministers prepare to sign NAFTA 2.0 on 30 November? 12 Nov 2018

The US, Canada and Mexico are expected to sign the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), with which President Trump plans to replace NAFTA, on 30 November.


Mexico ratifies ILO convention, allows collective bargaining 28 Sep 2018

The Mexican Senate has unanimously ratified the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention No. 98, which guarantees the right to organise and collective bargaining, in what has been hailed a "historic moment" for the country's union movement.


Mexico H1 textile exports grow as worker numbers rise 19 Sep 2018

Mexico’s textile industry has seen its exports grow over 12% in the first six months of the year compared to 2017, new figures show, as employment in the sector increases.


Mexico adds rule of origin exception into Colombia FTA 10 Sep 2018

Mexico has implemented a temporary exception to the rules of origin for textiles and apparel in its free trade agreement with Colombia.


EU and Mexico reach new agreement on trade 23 Apr 2018

The European Union (EU) and Mexico have agreed on an upgrade to their 15-year-old free trade deal.


NAFTA deal to be agreed by early May? 11 Apr 2018

An agreement on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could be reached by the first week of May, Mexico’s Economy Minister has said, with that optimism corroborated by US president Donald Trump.