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Guatemala / Mexico: Agreement to Cooperate on Labor Matters Published

(Feb. 7, 2019) On January 24, 2019, Guatemala published in its official gazette, Diario de Centro América, the bilateral Agreement on Cooperation in Labor Matters it signed with Mexico in Geneva on June 6, 2018. (Agreement on Cooperation in Labor Matters Between the Government of the Republic of Guatemala and the Government of the United […]

Central American Northern Triangle Authorities, Mexico, and UN Economic Commission Meet to Implement Global Compact for Migration

(Feb. 6, 2019) A Mexican government press release of January 15, 2019, reports that delegations from the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico, and representatives of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (ECLAC, or CEPAL), met at the headquarters of […]

Mexico/El Salvador/Guatemala/Honduras: Memorandum of Understanding on Labor Pilot Program

(Nov. 30, 2016) In October 2016, labor authorities from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras signed a memorandum of understanding providing for a labor pilot program whereby nationals of the Central American signatory countries may temporarily migrate to Mexico  to work in certain industries.  (Press Release, Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare, Suscribe México Acuerdo […]

Guatemala; Mexico: Agreements Reached at Bi-National Commission Meeting

(Sept. 27, 2013) The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commissionmet in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyó la XI Reunión de la Comisión Binacional México–Guatemala (Aug. 26, 2013).) Mexico’s Department of Foreign Relations indicated that, for the first time in the […]

Guatemala: Congress Passes Reform to Tax Free Zones Law

(June 2, 2008) On April 30, 2008, the Guatemalan Congress approved a reform to the Organic Law on Tax Free Zones, Zona de Libre Industria y Comercio Santo Tomás de Castilla (Zolic) that will permit the creation of new, special economic zones to attract investments and generate jobs in regions that need them. These regions […]