Maquiladora meaning

mä-kēlä-dōrä
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An assembly plant in Mexico, especially one along the border between the United States and Mexico, to which foreign materials and parts are shipped and from which the finished product is returned to the original market.
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A manufacturing facility under foreign ownership in Mexico and typically located near the U.S. border: it is set up to take advantage of low taxes and wages.
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An assembly plant in Mexico near the border with the United States.
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Origin of maquiladora

  • American Spanish place where the miller's fee is paid, maquiladora from Spanish maquila portion received by the miller in return for milling one's grain from Old Spanish from Arabic makīla measured, measure of capacity feminine passive participle of kāla to measure kwl in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary