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  1. . Since Aduana & Banjercito cannot control the date that you enter, they want you to document proof of insurance before they approve the TIP.
  2. Two separate Mexican labor attorneys have advised us that one distinction between independent contractors efforts (projects?) versus household 'employees' is whether you direct them in their efforts. Notice that mozos (guys who do small painting jobs, small plumbing repairs, etc) ARE owed Aguinaldos & vacation pay for those extra projects. When we bring in a plumber or electrician, we generally discuss our overall need or problem or desire, and then allow that professional to do their job~project. In contrast, with a mozo, muchacha or other semi-regular employee (like a cleaning worman), we give instructions on how we want the job done. The key is in whether we direct them, (giving instructions etc) or whether they are obviously acting as a professional welder, professional painter, professional electrician/plumber. The professionals who act without direction are contractors. @cedros It sounds like you are using your part-time employee as a mozo ... where you give him some direction. This would mean you owe them both Aguinaldo & vacation pay. Since both Vacation pay (and paid time off) and Aguinaldo payments are quite small, likely less than $50 US dollars combined. The way to determine both Aguinaldo & Vacation Payments is straignt-forward, if you ignore Rollybrook's 8 yr old overly-simplified advice. Instead, calculate the employees 'Daily Rate', based on their annual income. The annual 'Daily Rate' for these irregularly scheduled - irregularly paid employees (like a mozo) is straightforward: Sum their total Annual Pay, and divide that figure by 365 days = Daily Rate. Aguinaldo Payment = 15 days x Daily Rate Vacation Pay (including paid time off) = # days Vacation Pay owed x Daily Rate Annual Vacation Days Owed 1st year – 6 days salary 2 years – 8 days 3 years – 10 days 4 years – 12 days 5 to 9 years – 14 days 10 to 14 years – 16 days 15 to 19 years – 18 days 20 to 24 years – 20 days 25 to 29 years – 22 days 30 to 34 years – 24 days 35 to 39 years – 26 days Happy Holidays ! from: https://yucalandia.com/2017/11/21/8174/
  3. Canadian govt. officials commented yesterday that "... Relations between Canada and the USA are at their worst point ever. ..." . Pressure mounts on the White House, as NPR reports this morning: "... In future trade disputes between the USA & Canada, Trump is insisting that he be allowed to unilaterally punish Canada, while the Canadians say future trade disputes should go to arbitration. ..." " ... A number of Republican Congressmen & Senators are saying ~ They will not vote for a trade deal with Mexico, unless Canada is part of the deal ~ because the lost Canadian trade would hurt their State economies. ... " It becomes nearly impossible for the USA to pass a "trade agreement", when even Republican legislators refuse to vote for their own party's agreement,
  4. Trade talks with Canada will restart next week as Trump seeks a deal in 90 days The United States and Canada will restart trade talks next week after going past the Trump administration's Friday deadline without reaching a new trade agreement. The U.S. and Mexico struck a deal earlier in the week. The Trump administration notified Congress that it wants to sign a trade agreement with Mexico, and potentially Canada, in 90 days. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/31/trade-talks-with-canada-will-restart-next-week-as-trump-seeks-a-deal-in-90-days.html
  5. . They must continue to buy CDN goods, because the USA clearly does not have everything it needs ... USA-nians need Canadian steel, lumber, aluminum, wheat and even $40 billion a year of Canadian oil and maple syrup. ;)
  6. Per NPR ... Both Canada's top NAFTA official and the Canadian Foreign Minister sounded positive, somewhat optimistic notes late yesterday and this morning about their expectations that the they could work out acceptable changes to NAFTA - and that they saw positive things in the current proposed terms & changes worked out between Mexico and the USA. Even Trudeau took a balanced approach, saying that he would sign a deal if it was fair, but that he would not sign if "bad" ... Trudeau drew his own line in the sand, saying:: "No NAFTA deal ... is better than a bad NAFTA deal." ... So, the top Canadians in charge of negotiating & approving the proposed changes to NAFTA, are all on the same page - and it is not the "Bite me" proposed above. We wish all 3 parties ~Good Luck~ in crafting a deal that benefits the people of North America.
  7. Not so much, especially by the Canadians who make those decisions. On NPR, PBS and other reliable sources, Canadian experts have been saying yesterday & today, that they find a lot of very attractive terms & conditions in the proposed changes to re-negotiate (update) NAFTA. A member of Canada's official Canadian NAFTA Advisory Council explained (on NPR) that Canadians are frustrated that Trump does not treat Canada as a good neighbor, but the Canadian NAFTA Advisory Council members also say that Trump is rude & bullying with Australia, Gr. Britain, Germany & Europe on trade issues. Consequently, Canadian representatives are saying that Canadians are resigning themselves to saying that Trump is a bully and a boor with other nations on trade issues, so, Canadians realize that they are being treated the same as other allies. The Canadian NAFTA Advisory Council members are also saying that they must respect Trump's threats to put special tariffs on Canadian autos, just as he did with steel & aluminum. In summary, important Canadians are saying that the proposed updates to NAFTA are beneficial to Canada, that soft-wood disputes will contintue to be an unresolved problem "as they have been for over 100 years", and that Canada is likely going to approve the proposed updates to NAFTA. ?? https://www.npr.org/2018/08/29/643062056/canadian-officials-say-the-unwinding-of-nafta-is-not-their-biggest-trade-concern
  8. MORE DETAILS: ~ The Guacamole Clause .... Trump capitulated on his prior demands for trade barriers to block seasonal fruit and vegetables from Mexico. ... Mexican avocados will continue to flow !! ~ North American content in cars is increased from 62% to 75%. (This cuts out lots of Chinese parts, and likely substitutes more Mexican parts.) ~ More North American steel, aluminum & glass must be used in NAFTA manufactured cars. ~ 40% - 45% of a "vehicle's value" must be made in "high wage areas" by auto workers manufacturing cars paid at least $16 USD per hour - plus a nebulously~mysteriously described clause included to supposedly force increased US auto manufacturing. ~ Mexico's trade negotiator says Mexico is ready to comply with these new terms & changes. ~ The Chapter 19 arbitration system has been heavily "scaled back" ... now covering only "expropriation, favoritism for local firms and state-dominated sectors such as oil power and infrastructure." ~ New rules on intellectual property, digital information, etc are added, to cover changes arising from the digital age, that did not exist when NAFTYA was first negotiated. ~ North American content in other manufactured goods must also be increased. (more specifics to be released in the future) From NPR reports and https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/.../arti.../65571262.cms
  9. Per Bloomberg ... Lighthizer, the White House's top trade negotiator, has just leaked some unofficial details on the "US-Mexico Understanding to make a Trade Agreement" ~ 16 yr Trade Agreement(s) with 6 year reviews: The USA has abandoned their previous demands for a "5-yr Sunset Clause". Instead, Lighthizer says the new "Trade Agreement" is proposed to last for 16 years ... Further, every 6 years there would be a "tri-lateral review" of the "Trade Agreement", and if the results of "tri-lateral review" are positive, then the "Trade Agreement" would be re-authorized for another 16 years. ~ Regardless of Trump's announcement of a "US Mexico Trade Agreement", instead, Lighthizer (WH's top negotiator) acknowledges that there is no agreement without Canada's approval, and => the official US policy now is that they "hope Canada will agree to" the understandings that Mexico has worked out with the White House.
  10. Per Bloomberg ... Lighthizer, the White House's top trade negotiator, has just leaked some unofficial details on the "US-Mexico Understanding to make a Trade Agreement" ~ 16 yr Trade Agreement(s) with 6 year reviews: The USA has abandoned their previous demands for a "5-yr Sunset Clause". Instead, Lighthizer says the new "Trade Agreement" is proposed to last for 16 years ... Further, every 6 years there would be a "tri-lateral review" of the "Trade Agreement", and if the results of "tri-lateral review" are positive, then the "Trade Agreement" would be re-authorized for another 16 years. ~ Regardless of Trump's announcement of a "US Mexico Trade Agreement", instead, Lighthizer (WH's top negotiator) acknowledges that there is no agreement without Canada's approval, and => the official US policy now is that they "hope Canada will agree to" the understandings that Mexico has worked out with the White House.
  11. More details: Trump just announced there " ~ will be ~ a "Mexico-USA Trade Agreement" ... but WH spokespeople are clarifying that it is just an "understanding to agree" ... with Mexico. => There is NO real agreement. ... There are no formal details worked out, (just proposals), especially on the Sunset Clause ... There are no deadlines nor timelines to actually create a real agreement. => Trump has NO legal authority to make an agreement with just Mexico, because his hands have always been tied by the US law & the current NAFTA agreement. => By US law, Trump can currently only make a tri-lateral agreement, simultaneously, with both Mexico & Canada due to contractual obligations under NAFTA. ... Before Trump can legally negotiate any terms for a bilateral agreement with just Mexico, he must give Congress 6 months (180 day) notice. No such notice has been given. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/21/a-us-mexico-deal-not-without-congress.html => Because Trump has zerocurrent legal authority to negotiate a bi-lateral deal with Mexico, and NO specific terms have actually been worked with Mexico ... Today's announcement has elements of smoke & mirrors ... until there's a real agreement that BOTH Canada & Mexico agree to. ... only then, can Trump & Co. start the legal 90-day clock to notify Congress of the "terms of the agreement". (per Bloomberg) Fortunately, there is a path to a real agreement, but that path runs right through Ottawa. Will Trudeau stick to principles & specifics that are beneficial to all three nationalities: Mexicans, USA-nians & Canadians? https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-nafta-announcement-mexico-trade-deal-today-live-updates-2018-08-27/
  12. Smoke ... mirrors ... and puffery ... or some substance ?? Trump just announced there " ~ will be ~ an "Mexico-USA Trade Agreement" ... but WH spokespeople are clarifying that it is just an "understanding to agree" ... with Mexico. => There is NO real agreement. ... There are no formal details worked out, (just proposals), especially on the Sunset Clause ... There are no deadlines nor timelines to actually create a real agreement. => Trump has NO legal authority to make an agreement with just Mexico, because his hands have always been tied by the US law & the current NAFTA agreement. => By US law, Trump can currently only make a tri-lateral agreement, simultaneously, with both Mexico & Canada due to contractual obligations under NAFTA. ... Before Trump can legally negotiate any terms for a bilateral agreement with just Mexico, he must give Congress 6 months (180 day) notice. No such notice has been given. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/21/a-us-mexico-deal-not-without-congress.html => Because Trump has zerocurrent legal authority to negotiate a bi-lateral deal with Mexico, and NO specific terms have actually been worked with Mexico ... Today's announcement has elements of smoke & mirrors ... until there's a real agreement that BOTH Canada & Mexico agree to. ... only then, can Trump & Co. start the legal 90-day clock to notify Congress of the "terms of the agreement". (per Bloomberg) Fortunately, there is a path to a real agreement, but that path runs right through Ottawa. Will Trudeau stick to principles & specifics that are beneficial to all three nationalities: Mexicans, USA-nians & Canadians? https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-nafta-announcement-mexico-trade-deal-today-live-updates-2018-08-27/
  13. The owner can apply for a free Retorno Seguro permit ... on that permit, specify a driver who is authorized to drive the vehicle to the border ... have the driver listed on the insurance ...get a 30d Temporary tag & permit from Texas, when the vehicle gets to Texas. That process is shorter & easier than getting a title, plates & registration from South Dakota. If they choose to get SD title, plates & registration, then if they are from a state that borders SD it's not as easy ... Finally, we've found the Clay County (SD) Treasurer's office is very very helpful this last 6 years. http://www.claycountysd.org/treasurersoffice.cfm
  14. Residente temporal visa holders~applicants who have TIP vehicles (here on temporary import permits) must notify Aduana, in writing, of your residente temporal visa being approved or of being renewed. When your new RT visa is 'approved', or extended, when you go in to the INM office, to provide your official signature for your RT card, you then have 2 weeks to notify Aduana. In the written notice to Aduana, along with TIP information & passport info, you also include information identifying & documenting the expiration date of your RT Visa, requesting Aduana to extend the TIP's current expiration date to match the RT visa's new expiration date. Spencer does this well ... dotting all i's & crossing all t's.
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