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  1. Sonia

    Mexico and China - the future is knocking

    Someone keeps deviating from the original post bringing in politics related to other countries. Statistics from the Office of the United States Trade Representative refute Trump’s claim of a trade deficit. The U.S. government agency said U.S. had a $12.5 billion trade surplus for goods and services in 2016, exporting $320.1 billion and importing $307.6 billion. And that is with a lot of exports from Canada of Kock brother's oil. So the words from the US President are akin to these recent words: I am done and I am sure this thread is too.. :-)
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    Mexico and China - the future is knocking

    The United States enjoys a large dairy trade surplus with Canada amounting to $400 million dairy surplus with Canada. The Americans and other countries choose to subsidize to the tune of hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars, their agricultural industries including their dairy. The US has an over supply of dairy. in recent years there been an increasing demand for high-fat products, such as butter, so more milk is needed to produce it. But that leaves farmers with excess protein, which is where ultra-filtered milk comes in. Ultrafiltered milk, the product at the center of the dispute, wasn’t part of NAFTA and has been exported to Canada tariff-free since the trade agreement was finalized in the early 1990s. Effective April 1, 2016, Ontario changed the pricing for milk proteins, including ultrafiltered milk making it competitive with unfiltered mild from the US meaning US importa dropped. The U.S. dairy industry is off base because ultra-filtered milk is not part of Canada's supply management regime, and was created after NAFTA, which has allowed it to flow into Canada from the U.S. duty free. The U.S. claim of Canada dumping subsidized milk into its' market is unfounded. There are a lot of ways to compare and contrast the differences in milk and industries between the US and Canada. The most popular difference between the two countries is the use of recombinant bovine somatotropin, or rBST. What is that? Health Canada states that rBST is a synthetic version of a naturally occurring growth hormone. It is approved for use in the USA to increase the production of milk in dairy cattle, but is illegal in Canada. Why is this illegal for use in Canada? Health Canada determined that it did not pose a health risk to humans, but they also determined that it had negative effects on the health and welfare of cows. As well, Canada's maximum Somatic Cell Count (SCC) is also lower than the American standard. What is a SCC? It’s the total number of cells per milliliter in milk. Primarily, SCC is composed of leukocytes, or white blood cells, that are produced by the cow’s immune system to fight an inflammation. It’s a Canada measures milk quality. For example, a reduced count of SCC is associated with better quality milk. Often if the count is high, it means the cow might be sick. Canada maximum allowable is 400,000. Canada's provincial average is well below this maximum at 205,000. In Canada, each load of milk is tested to ensure it’s below that standard. In the USA, the national standard is 750,000, but the export standard is 400,000.
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    Mexico and China - the future is knocking

    Blame American companies for not producing products in the US and American consumers are the one's buying Chinese products. Americans will keep buying and pay the higher prices. :-) Meanwhile: Chinese company producing Trump 2020 flags Buick, Range Rover, Volvo, etc all build cars in China and export to the US. I suspect Americans must be buying them. :-) Nearly everything trump family sells is made outside the US. lol As to Mexico it buys 4 x as much steel from the US vs what is sells to the US, yet tariffs. I suspect the numbers for aluminum are also in the US favor. As to China building relationes with Mexico it is because Mexico wisely has about 50 trade agreements with other countries. Therefore, it buys and sells with other countries with little or no duties. BMW, Mercedes, Audi, etc all produce cars in Mexico much of which is for export. The post was about China and Mexico. Guess who made this topic "political" and included the US? Guess who will shut it down? :-) Give it a short time and "moderator" will close this too.
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    Hotel in Matehuala

    hotel las palmas matehuala
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    WOW: https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/americas/in-first-mexico-city-elects-a-female-mayor-and-she-s-jewish-1.6240123
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    Peso Rate Alert

    Even after all the negativity by American newspapers that had done no research regarding AMLO the peso is stable. Mexicans have spoken through the ballot box. Viva Mexico.
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    And in Mexico, when you get the most votes you win. What a concept. :-)
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    As mayor, López Obrador implemented various social programs that included extending financial assistance to help vulnerable groups in Mexico City, including single mothers, senior citizens, and the physically and mentally challenged. He also helped found the first new university in Mexico City in three decades, the Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México. López Obrador (center) with former President Vicente Fox (left) and former México State governor Arturo Montiel (right). He directed the restoration and modernization of Mexico City's historic downtown, which has 16h–17th century buildings and a large number of tourist attractions. He led a joint venture with Carlos Slim Helú, a native of downtown Mexico City, to expropriate, restore, rebuild, and gentrify large parts of the area, creating attractive shopping and residential areas for middle and upper income residents. López Obrador used fiscal policy to encourage private sector investment in housing. He granted construction firms large tax breaks and changed zoning regulations to make construction projects more financially attractive. This led to the construction of more condominiums and office building during his tenure than during any other period in Mexico City history. New high density condos have emerged in the upscale neighborhoods of Polanco and Lomas. To improve traffic flow in the city's two main inner city roads, Periférico and Viaducto, he added sections of second stories to their existing infrastructure. The effect of this in aiding the traffic problem in Mexico City is positive. His favorable polling was 80% when he was mayor of a city of about 25 million people at that time, 1/4 of Mexico's population.
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    HUH Follow MX City news and you will see thousands. AMLO's car is having difficulty getting to the Zocalo due to crowds.
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    Peso Rate Alert

    It is all over the news including internationally. He won by a landslide. Viva Mexico.
  12. Sonia

    Peso Rate Alert

    Now that AMLO has won the peso is gaining.
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    By a landslide. And peso is gaining strength. The huge celebrations have started. This is an historic day for Mexicans.
  14. Sonia

    Process for extending TIP

    I recommend to my clients to go twice, once when they submit their visa application to INM and again when visa is issued. I give them all the requirements and exact location. Even when one does it 100% correct for some reason there can be issues. I sometimes wonder if these arise more with those who pay cash. The staff at Aduana when you are leaving say you lost your deposit when in fact the employees keep it.
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    Canadian Embassy

    Sent to my husband: Dear Canadians, You are receiving this email because you are registered with the Government of Canada's Registration of Canadians Abroad service. Please share the following important information with other Canadian nationals in your area. Presidential elections for Mexico are scheduled to take place on July 1st, 2018. Elections for Deputies, Senators and nine Governors will also take place on the same day, making it the largest general elections in the history of the country. Canadians residing in or travelling in Mexico are advised to exercise a high degree of caution in the weeks leading to and following the elections. Canadians are strongly advised to avoid political gatherings and demonstrations. Please be aware that the Mexican Constitution prohibits foreigners to take part in the country’s political affairs. Foreigners participating in political demonstrations and gatherings could be detained and deported. We encourage you to stay connected to the latest travel advice and advisories at https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/mexico, also available via our mobile Travel smart application (https://travel.gc.ca/mobile) and our RSS feeds (https://travel.gc.ca/rss). You can also follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/travelGoC and www.twitter.com/CanEmbMexico or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/travelGoC and www.facebook.com/CanadainMexico Canadians in need of emergency consular assistance can contact: • The Consular section at the Embassy of Canada in Mexico, located at Schiller 529, Colonia Polanco, 11560 Mexico, D.F., Tel: (55) 5724-7900 ext. 379-3348, from Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m or at mxicocs@international.gc.ca • The nearest Canadian point of service in Mexico during working hours: http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/mexico-mexique/offices-bureaux/index.aspx For emergency assistance after hours you may communicate with the Emergency Watch and Response Centre (EWRC) in Ottawa by calling the following toll free numbers from anywhere within the country of Mexico, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: To reach the Embassy of Canada in Mexico City: 01-800-706-2900 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa: 001-800-514-0129 You may also reach the EWRC directly by dialling +1-613-996-8885 (collect where available) or by email at sos@international.gc.ca If you have already left and are no longer in Mexico please send an email to the Embassy of Canada in Mexico at mxicocs@international.gc.ca or to our Registration of Canadians Abroad email address at siac.registration-inscription@international.gc.ca in order to end your registration in our system. Consular Section | Section consulaire | Sección consular mxicocs@international.gc.ca Telephone | Téléphone | Teléfono : (52) 55-5724-7900 ext. 379-3348 Facsimile | Télécopieur | Fax : (52) 55-5724-7943 Schiller 529, Col. Bosque de Chapultepec, C.P. 11560 México, D.F. Embassy of Canada | Ambassade du Canada | Embajada de Canadá www.mexico.gc.ca