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ATTORNEYS AT LAW FOR MEXICO
Please contact us at our Mexico offices located at:
Apartado Postal No. 9
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
TEL. US.: (800) 856-5709
Local Phone (415) 152-3648

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BUSINESS CONSULTANTS FOR MEXICO
REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE ASSISTANCE FOR MEXICO
At our Phoenix or Mexico Offices
P.O. Box 42773
Phoenix, Arizona 85080
Tel: (623) 242-7442

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OUR MEXICO CITY OFFICES
Montecito no. 38 Piso 37 Oficina 37
Edificio World Trade Center
Colonia Napolis C.P. 03810
Mexico, Distrito Federal

Tel: (55)5351-0438

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TREATIES, CONVENTIONS, ACCORDS AND AGREEMENTS FOR MEXICO

 

(/With the U.S./) Mexico is a signing party to several treaties, conventions, agreements and accords to which the U.S. is also a signing party, as follows: - (See below for Canada)

Bilateral Accords:

Agreement between Mexico and the United States Relative to the the Exchange of Fiscal Information. It was signed in Washington D.C. on November 8, 1989 and it's Protocol,.

Convention for Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion. (Between Mexico and the U.S.) It was signed on September 18, 1992 and its Protocol.

Double Taxation Treaty, Mexico - U.S., February 3, 1994.

Multilateral Accords:

Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad:Mexico and the U.S. are members of this convention on taking of evidence abroad. (Notice: Mexico and the U.S. are not part of the Hague Convention on Service of Process Abroad).

North American Free Trade Agreement: See the Nafta page on this site.

Convention on Elimination of the Requirement of Legalization of Foreign Public Documents (Apostille) (Hague Oct 5, 1961, accepted later by Mexico): Mexico is a active member of this international Convention as of the publication of their Decree of adherence August 14, 1995 (The Mexican Senate approved it on December 19, 1993). Mexico previously required that U.S. documents that contained the certification process of U.S. notary publics, judges and other officials of government to go through a recognition of authenticity or legalization of signature, official seal process with the closest Mexican Consulate to the domicile of the government official. Now, with the the use of the "Apostille" certification, these documents are taken to a holder in each U.S. state government of the authority to "Apostille" (certify) the document (under the convention), thereby providing authenticity of the signing party for use in Mexico. The process is very fast (usually five minutes) and the cost is minimal (usually $3.00 to $5.00 Dls. U.S.).

(Patents) Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (March 21, 1883), Stockholm Revision (July 14, 1967); Patent Cooperation Treaty with Regulations (Washington, June 19, 1970); Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Industrial Property Rights (Marrakech, April 15, 1994).

(Trademarks, Tradenames, Etc.) Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (March 21, 1883), Stockholm Revision (July 14, 1967); Agreement on Protection of Denominations of Origin and their International Registry (Lisbon October 31, 1958); Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Marrakech April 15, 1994).

Convention for the Establishment of an Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission. (May 31, 1949, ratified January 13, 1964).

International Telecommunications Convention. Signed at Geneva on December 21, 1959. Also party to 1965 Convention which replaces earlier conventions.

Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitrational Awards (originally done in United Nations in 1958).

Latin American Economic Systems (SELA was created in Panama in 1975).

International Commercial Arbitration InterAmerican Convention - Panama January 30, 1975.

Legal regime of Powers of Attorney to be used Abroad InterAmerican Convention - Panama January 30, 1975.

On Conflict of Laws Concerning Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes and Invoices. InterAmerican Convention - Panama January 30, 1975.

Taking of Evidence Abroad InterAmerican Convention - Panama January 30, 1975.

U.N. Convention on International Multi-modal Transport of Goods - Geneva 1980.

Inter-American Convention on General Rules of Private International Law Montevideo - 1979.

Inter-American Conventions on Extraterritorial Validity of Foreign Judgements and Arbitrational Awards and On Domicile of Natural Persons in Private International Law. - Montevideo 1979.

Inter-American Service of Process

Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory (January 30, 1975, entered into effect August 27, 1988). Additional Protocol thereto May 8, 1979

Inter-American Conventions on Status and Legal Capacity of Judicial Persons in Private International Law and On International Competence for Extraterritorial Validity of Foreign Judgments. La Paz 1984.

(Copyrights) Inter-American Convention on Copyright and Literary Property, Washington, D.C., June 22, 1946 (promulgated by Mexico's President October 3, 1947), ratified Universal Copyright Convention May 12, 1957, ratified (on August 11, 1975) the 1971 Paris Revision of this Convention. Mexico ratified (on September 20, 1974) the July 24, 1971 Act of Paris of Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works .

United Nations Convention of the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (1958).

Inter-American Convention on International Commercial Arbitration (1975).

ONU Convention: On Contracts for International Sale of Goods (Since January 1, 1988)

For complete list of U.S. - Mexico Accords, please refer to the "Treaties in Force" publication put out by the U.S. Department of State (published annually).

(/CANADA/):

Bilateral Accords

Convention for Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income. April 8, 1991

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Some Treaties and International Conventions on Conflict of Laws, Business and Environmental Questions to which Mexico is a party:

This is not a complete list.

  1. GATT (1986);
  2. New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (1971);
  3. U.N. Convention on the International Sale of Goods (1989);
  4. Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory (1978);
  5. Inter-American Convention on Conflict of Laws concerning Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes and Invoices (1978);
  6. Inter-American Convention concerning Commercial Companies (1979);
  7. Additional Protocol to the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory (1983);
  8. Inter-American Convention on Proof of Information regarding Foreign Law (1983);
  9. Inter-American Convention on General Norms of Private International Law (1984);
  10. Inter-American Convention on the Legal Regime of Powers to be Utilized Abroad
    (1987);
  11. Inter-American Convention on the Domicile of Physical Persons in Private International
    Law (1987);
  12. Inter-American Convention on the Personality and Capacity of Juridical Persons in
    Private International Law (1987);
  13. Inter-American Convention on the Extraterritorial Validity of Foreign Judgments and
    Arbitral Awards (1987);
  14. Inter-American Convention regarding Conflict of Laws regarding Adoption of Minors
    (1987);
  15. Inter-American Convention on Competence in the International Sphere for the
    Extraterritorial Validity of Foreign Judgments (1987);
  16. Additional Protocol to the Inter-American Convention on the Reception of Evidence
    Abroad (1987);
  17. Convention on Representation on International Sale of Goods (1987);
  18. Convention on Prescription regarding the International Sales of Goods (1988);
  19. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
    (1991);
  20. Basel Convention on the Transborder Movement of Hazardous Waste (1992);
  21. North American Free Trade Agreement (1994);
  22. Universal Convention on Copyright (1975);
  23. Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (1976);
  24. U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982);
  25. Inter-American Tropical Tuna Convention (1954).
  26. The Hague Convention regarding the Obligation of Evidence from Abroad in Civil or
    Commercial Matters (1988).
  27. Convention suppressing the Legalization Requirement of Foreign Public Documents
    (1994).