Mexico Maquiladora/IMMEX and their Free Trade Agreements

Instructor: John Armonda
Product ID: 704503
  • Duration: 60 Min

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This training program will cover Maquiladora formation and regulations, IMMEX registration requirements, NAFTA Certificate of Origin, combining IMMEX and NAFTA, and more.

Why Should You Attend:

The Mexican Maquiladora/PYTEX programs have evolved over the past 60 plus years into today’s IMMEX (Industria Manufacturera, Maquiladora y Servicios de Exportacion) program. It allows qualifying companies a greater range of activities they can take part within the Mexican territory. Given its temporary imports under bond options, this program has a rigorous documentation maintenance requirement. It will review this special regime’s bonded production/assembly options, how you can best take advantage of it and how to maintain it.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Brief history
  • Maquiladora formation and regulations
  • IMMEX registration requirements
  • NAFTA Certificate of Origin
  • Combining IMMEX and NAFTA
  • Annex 24 & 31- IMMEX
  • Eligible operations
  • Benefits
  • Program cancelations
  • Mexican FTAs
  • Gain awareness for the regime
  • Understand its requirements
  • Recognize the program’s benefits
  • Distinguish the program’s obstacles and resource requirements
  • Be aware of the penalties and program cancelations

Who Will Benefit:

  • CFOs
  • Trade and Finance Controllers
  • Logistics Professionals
  • Plant Managers
  • Supply Chain Professionals
  • Sourcing Specialists
  • Shipping/Receiving Staff
  • Procurement Analysts
  • Global Trade Managers
  • Integration Managers
  • Risk Management Manager
  • Decision Makers

Instructor Profile:

John Armonda offers advisory and project management services for a variety of companies engaged in foreign sourcing, shared production facilities, direct exports, utilization of non-US engineering services, Free Trade Agreement compliance, export and import government audits, 3rd party program assessments and DDTC registration and licensing management. Having worked for over 24 years in global operations in the US and Mexico (Aguascalientes, Zacatecas, Guanajuato, Queretaro and Tijuana), Mr. Armonda has a deep understanding of the regulatory requirements, internal process deployment and cultural challenges that plague most companies.

Mr. Armonda has held the position of corporate global trade manager for Eaton Corporation responsible for the aerospace and hydraulics business units and all ITAR approvals for over nine years and held for five years the position of international trade manager and empowered official for Kappler Inc., a manufacturer of the most advanced line of industrial, medical, first responder, and military chemical protective apparel and fabrics available to the world market with production in the US, Mexico, Canada, UK, France, Germany and Tunisia.

He started his career in the NAFTA grassroots efforts as the International Market Research Specialist at the International Trade Center at The University of Alabama, from where he also received a degree in economics and a minor in international business.

Mr. Armonda is a nationally recognized resource on the issues associated with global trade and logistics, especially as it relates to the NAFTA, technology controls and export controls. He is a frequent speaker, advisor and trainer for companies dealing with global expansion issues and undergoing government scrutiny for import or export actions. Mr. Armonda has gained considerable experience in understanding foreign cultures, alternative view points and is fluent in both spoken and written English and Spanish.

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