Extension of the suspension in the activities of the Mexican Antitrust Commission and its procedures

The Board of the Commission, in its session held today, decided that the initial suspension of terms period (March 23 until April 17) will be extended. In this regard, all terms will be suspended until April 30, 2020; furthermore, considering that May 1, 2 and 5 are holidays, the activities will restart on May 6, excepting those related to merger control procedures and the issuance of opinions or decisions in the granting of licenses, concessions, permits and similar procedures.

In addition, the Commission included a list of procedures for which the terms will continue normally, which are:(i) requests of formal opinions; (ii) general orientation; (iii) opinions related to article 12 sections XII, XIII, XIV, XV y XVIII of the Mexican Antitrust Act; (iv) public consultations; (v) the leniency program; (vi) the benefit of exemption or reduction of the amount of the fines; (vii) the next stage after the conclusion of the investigations for anticompetitive practices or illicit concentrations; and (viii) all terms pursuant the Board of the Commission may issue a decision in any procedure, under some particular conditions.

All the writs submitted before the Commission during the suspension period, which are not related to the procedures above mentioned, will be considered submitted on May 6.

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