English translation: maquila, contract manufacturer(ing)
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Spanish to English translations [PRO] Social Sciences - Manufacturing
Spanish term or phrase:maquila (Honduras)
A Honduran government report on the effort to eradicate child labor refers several times to "la maquila" and "maquiladoras". I had taken it granted that this referred to "twin plant" in-bond factories that exported their products to the U. S., but from the context it seems that this may mean factories and manufacturing in general in Honduras.
Estudio Nacional Sobre Discriminación Laboral Femenina por razones de Genero, con Énfasis en la MAQUILA TEXTIL de Honduras.
From your line of questioning, it appeared you simply wanted to know what maquila/maquiladora means, especially as it relates to the Honduran market. However, as with many specialized terms, these are often left in quotation marks in orig. language
Hi, Daniel. I lived several years in Honduras, and yes, maquila refers to what you said first, NOT to the overall manufacturing industry. The products manufactured by maquilas are not sold in-country (usually)...
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"the assembly of imported component parts for re-export";originally associated w/milling process
From Wordreference.com Forum:
"Maquila is the short form of the word maquiladora. It was originally associated with the process of milling. In Mexico it became the word for another kind of processing -- the assembly of imported component parts for re-export.
The maquilas in Mexico began as a border phenomenon over 30 years ago. With the support of the Mexican government, US firms set up assembly plants on the Mexican side of the border. They were allowed to import components and raw materials duty-free and reexport the finished product to the US. Now maquilas are in many parts of Mexico and Central America. The lure of the maquilas is low wages, a lack of environmental or labour regulations, low taxes, and few if any duties. Products produced include apparel, electronic goods, auto parts, etc. "
Carmen Schultz Local time: 12:43 Specializes in field Native speaker of: Spanish, English
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maquila, contract manufacturer(ing)
Explanation: Or "maquiladora", either one of these words is used commonly in English, especially on the border where I live. The concept was actually developed here in the mid '60s.
As Carmen points out it comes from an old word (still surviving with its old meaning in Chihuahua) that has been given a new twist.
Henry Hinds United States Local time: 11:43 Works in field Native speaker of: English, Spanish PRO pts in category: 106