News – Novedades

Los nuevos malls de Mexico City

I’m usually looking for little microcosms of news to help me better express what I mean when I speak on aspects of the Mexican business landscape. Well here is one I found today, published by one of my favorite magazine groups, Expansion, through its magazine Obras: Los nuevos malls que abrirán en la Ciudad de México en […]

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Energy Reforms and Manufacturing in Mexico

Lots of perspectives and commentary swirls around the 2013 Energy Reforms in Mexico. The Reforms permit more private participation in the production of both Oil and Gas and Electricity, plus in some cases greater downstream support by the private sector. The bylaws and enactment and implementation of the Reforms have led to great speculation on […]

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Mexico Opportunities: Security and Defense

Both US and Mexican governments recognize cooperation as critical to regional security. Collaboration in this area between US companies and the Mexican federal government is relatively close. However, the presence in Mexico’s security sector of European and other international companies, despite the relative proximity and potential cultural advantages of US companies, is quite strong. This indicates […]

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Customs / Aduanas / Freight Forwarding

We’ve only interacted with Mexican customs (aside from personally at the airport) through brokers… FedEx’s brokers, UPS’s brokers, Mailboxes Etc’s brokers, the freight forwarder Expeditors, but also some independent brokers. In terms of getting our shipments through, the results with each have been the same in the sense that you’ve really got to err on […]

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Misión Comerial de Virginia 2015

Misión Comercial del estado de Virginia, E.U.A. México, D.F. y Monterrey, N.L.  ●  18 a 22 de mayo de 2015 con SESIÓN DE REUNIONES Y NETWORKING miércoles, 20 de mayo, Col. Polanco, México, D.F. Virginia Economic Development Partnership tiene el honor de presentar a usted nueve distinguidas compañías provenientes del Estado de Virginia, E.U. Estas empresas están buscando […]

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VA Conference on World Trade

We just came back from a week in Virginia to attend VEDP’s Conference on World Trade, and meet with lots of companies interested in Mexico! Neighbors met with around 20 companies over three days who provide products and services in IT, chemistry and biochem, aviation, security and medical aids, among others. We also had the […]

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VEDP, now an ALAS member

Our largest client, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, has joined the Mexico chapter of ALAS, the Asociación Latinamericana de Seguridad. ALAS is a Latin America-wide security industry association with members representing electronic security capabilities such as access control, video surveillance, alarms and monitoring. As a member of ALAS, VEDP enjoys publicity and networking benefits with Mexican colleagues […]

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Virginia Trade Mission 2015

Virginia companies interested in Mexico are invited to participate in VEDP’s Mexico trade mission to Mexico City and Monterrey, May 18-22, 2015. Information is available from VEDP here. The mission is five days of individual meetings targeted specifically for your company. Unlike an individual market visit, you have the benefit of comparing notes with other […]

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What are your expectations for Mexico?

Many of our clients have already expanded into other countries, or even entered Mexico already, before they come to us, but a large share are also completely new to exporting. Some have conducted analysis about how to prioritize international marketing, and different international markets, as well as the resources they need to and are willing […]

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Some Notes On Driving

How’s this for a first blog post? Welcome! I just took a client in the metalworking sector to visit several buyers in the Queretaro and San Luis Potosi automotive clusters. We had some good visits, but the takeaway for me was that it’s a lot slower driving in the rainy season, especially in Mexico City. […]

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