Maquiladora

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Maquiladora

A factory in Mexico established by a U.S. company to make finished products and ship them to the United States. Maquiladoras are close to the U.S. border with Mexico. They are controversial in the United States because they are thought to take away jobs from Americans who otherwise would have manufactured the products. They are also controversial in Mexico because they are thought to exploit Mexican workers. NAFTA made maquiladoras more cost effective. In the mid-2000s, maquiladoras accounted for more than half of U.S.-Mexican trade. A maquiladora is also called a maquila.
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In September, the Salvadoran Legislative Assembly--dominated by the governing Alianza Republicana Nacionalista (ARENA)--passed a bill permitting maquiladoras to sell 100% of their output in the domestic market.
It is important to stress, however, that most of the growth in manufacturing was due to the export maquiladora industry.
Although industry is directed by Mexican law to return industrial wastes to the country of origin, evidence suggests that maquiladora wastes are more often mismanaged and left behind.
If a maquiladora does not satisfy the requirements for consolidation, but has been consolidated in prior years, a decision needs to be made as to whether a taxpayer should amend the earlier returns or deconsolidate prospectively.
Brent Blackwelder, president of Friends of the Earth, says that, if anything, the environmental problems caused by the maquiladoras are worse than ever.
Simley also claims that many women not eligible for government social security seek employment in the maquiladoras as a way to obtain insurance when they are pregnant.
Under the maquiladora program, companies headquartered in the U.
companies for the polluted, squalid conditions that exist around some of the maquiladoras, and the Mexican government has responded by beefing up health and environmental inspections.
Because maquiladoras are established to help the firm improve its competitiveness, it is essential to better understand how the firm's value-adding activities such as transportation affect the success of these operations.
The Maquiladora Program developed from a series of U.
GDP was a significant factor impacting the value added of the furniture maquiladoras, a result also consistent with the findings of the earlier article.
This article attempts to contribute to our overall understanding of maquiladoras and their impacts by examining the everyday lives of factory workers, in particular their efforts to effect changes in the workplace.