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Congress Overwhelmingly Approves USMCA

Congress Overwhelmingly Approves USMCA

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2020 issue of electroindustry. by Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial, Affairs, NEMA Following positive bipartisan votes in the House of Representatives and Senate, in January the President signed into law legislation to implement the U.S.–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), which will replace the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The House approved USMCA 385-41 on December 19; the Senate voted 89-10 on January Read more […]

Mexico and Brazil Considering Key Reforms

Mexico and Brazil Considering Key Reforms

This piece was originally published in the November/December 2019 issue of electroindustry. Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA and Gustavo Domínguez Poo, Director, Latin America, NEMA On August 23, the Economy Secretary of Mexico announced an initiative that could result in the replacement of the country’s Federal Metrology and Standardization Law with a new Law on Quality Infrastructure (LIQ). In summary, the proposal aims to reduce the time needed to develop new Read more […]

U.S. and Mexican Business Leaders Look Forward

U.S. and Mexican Business Leaders Look Forward

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA NEMA President and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff participated in the December 6 and 7, 2016, meeting in Mexico City of the United States–Mexico CEO Dialogue, organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Mexico’s Business Coordinating Council (Consejo Coordinador Empresarial). High on the agenda was discussion of the result of the U.S. presidential Read more […]

Electricity Opportunities Dominate CANAME Convention

Electricity Opportunities Dominate CANAME Convention

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Gustavo Dominguez Poo, Director, Latin America, NEMA Mexico is undergoing groundbreaking reforms in its electricity sector in order to create competition, attract investment, and improve efficiency and service, according to a series of senior government and industry leaders who spoke at the 37th annual convention of the National Chamber of Electrical Manufacturers (CANAME) on October 6–9 in Quintana Roo, Read more […]

Harmonization: Good for Business

Harmonization: Good for Business

This piece was originally published in the October 2016 issue of electroindustry. Danny Abbate, Industry Director, Commercial Products, NEMA Most engineering and business students receive only a cursory introduction to standards and harmonization when studying for their undergraduate degrees. The leaders of tomorrow do not understand why standards and harmonization are important. Simply put, harmonization allows manufacturers to use one standard, for one test, to follow only one set of Read more […]

Mission Accomplished: NEMA Goes to Mexico

Mission Accomplished: NEMA Goes to Mexico

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Jonathan Stewart, Manager, Government Relations, NEMA From June 29 to July 1, representatives from NEMA and member companies Atkore, CITEL, Eberle Design, and Lutron participated in a trade mission to Mexico City and Monterrey. The U.S. Foreign Commercial Services coordinated meetings with local distributors and potential customers in each city. NEMA staff coordinated events in each city to provide members Read more […]

Efforts in Mexico and Latin America Pay Off

Efforts in Mexico and Latin America Pay Off

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA   Already, 2016 is proving to be a successful year for NEMA’s activities in Mexico and Latin America. From product standards to energy efficiency and market development, NEMA is engaged. Gustavo Dominguez Poo and Ricardo Vazquez conduct day-to-day operations at the NEMA regional office in Mexico City. They coordinate activities with NEMA staff Read more […]