Legal Guide Regarding the Impacts of COVID-19.
April, 2020
Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. participated in the drafting of the Legal Guide Regarding the Impacts of COVID-19 in collaboration with Estándares Pro Bono México, Fundación Barra Mexicana, A.C., Fundación Appleseed México, A.C., Centro Mexicano Pro Bono, A.C. and Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas de la UNAM.
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Update: Suspension of legal terms and deadlines for the Mexican Energy Control Center
April, 2020

On April 9, the Mexican Energy Control Center ("CENACE") published in the Federal Official Gazette the "Agreement that modifies the first article of the Agreement establishing the suspension of terms and deadlines in acts and procedures filed before the Administrative Entities of the National Center of Energy Control, from Thursday, March 26 through Sunday, April 19, 2020” ("Agreement").

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Economic aid and/or federal and state tax relief in response to COVID-19
April, 2020

As a result of the health state of emergency declared on March 30th of this year for the COVID-19 virus, the Federal Government and various States of the Mexican Republic have announced the granting of economic aid and/or tax relief, some of which have been published in the official gazettes of the states, which are listed below:

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Injunction granted in the amparo proceeding in relation to the powers of the Federal Executive contemplated by article 39 of the Federal Tax Code
April, 2020

By ruling issued on April 3, 2020, in the indirect amparo proceeding number 293/2020 processed before the Third District Court in the State of San Luis Potosi, it was determined to grant an injunction to a taxpayer.

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Essential activities regulated and supervised by the Ministry of Communications and Transportation are identified
April, 2020

A ruling by the Ministry of Communications and Transportation was published today in the Official Federal Gazette identifying the essential activities whose regulation, supervision and coordination that correspond to that ministry and that are not subject to suspension under the Ruling of March 31, 2020.

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Business days and hours are enabled for acts and procedures of the Federal Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
April, 2020

On April 6, 2020, the Federal Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources ("SEMARNAT") published in the Federal Official Gazette the "Agreement that enable business days and hours for the indicated administrative entities, in order to perform administrative acts regarding the acts and procedures referred” (the “Agreement”).

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Criteria applicable for labor extraordinary inspections during the contingency provoked by the presence of the COVID-19 virus
April, 2020

Please be informed that on March 31 and April 1, 2020, the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, through the Federal Labor Inspection Office, issued the criteria applicable to carry out extraordinary inspections resulting from the declaration of a force majeure health emergency caused by the epidemic generated by the SARS-CoV2 virus (COVID-19).

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Update: Suspension of legal terms for the Energy Regulatory Commission
April, 2020

Today the Energy Regulatory Commission ("CRE") published in the evening edition of the Federal Official Gazette the "Agreement number A/014/2020 that modifies the agreement number A/010/2020 providing the suspension of deadlines and legal terms in the Energy Regulatory Commission” ("Agreement").

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The scope of certain activities not subject to suspension is specified
April, 2020

Today, a Resolution of the Ministry of Health was published in the Federal Official Gazette specifying the scope of certain essential activities not subject to suspension, contained in the Resolution of March 31, 2020 which establishes extraordinary actions to address the health emergency caused by the COVID-19 disease.

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Restructuring in COVID-19 times
April, 2020

We believe that understanding the Mexican insolvency regulation will allow you to be legally prepared to react to the economic slowdown provoked by the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies, their clients, creditors, debtors and suppliers are all being affected, and supply chains might suffer from the current crisis. We want to encourage our clients to keep close communication with their main stakeholders to try to mitigate any adverse circumstance that may arise from the coronavirus restrictions.

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Regulations are eased in the public sector purchase and import of medicines, equipment and medical products necessary to fight COVID-19
April, 2020

A ruling of the Ministry of Health was published in the Official Federal Gazette today establishing certain extraordinary actions related to the purchase and import by the public sector of all types of goods and services necessary to fight COVID-19, such as medicines, medical equipment, diagnostic agents and surgical and healing material.

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Suspension of terms and deadlines for the Mexican Energy Control Center
April, 2020

Today, the National Center of Energy Control ("CENACE") published in the Federal Official Gazette the "Agreement establishing the suspension of terms and deadlines in acts and procedures filed before the Administrative Entities of the National Center of Energy Control, from Thursday, March 26 through Sunday, April 19, 2020” (the “Agreement”).

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Additional extraordinary measures are adopted by the Health Ministry to confront the COVID-19 disease
April, 2020

Today, an agreement was published in the Official Federal Gazette, whereby the Ministry of Health adopts additional extraordinary measures to mitigate and control the COVID-19 disease, including the immediate suspension until April 30, 2020, of all non-essential activities in the public, private and social sector.

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The IMPI issued a new statement announcing the suspension of activities
April, 2020

On March 24, 2020 Mexico entered into phase 2 (local transmission) of the outbreak of the COVID-19.

As a consequence, the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) published in its Intellectual Property Gazette the official communication dated March 26, 2020 by means of which such Institute suspends activities from March 27, 2020 to April 19, 2020.

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Additional extraordinary measures are adopted to confront the COVID-19 disease
March, 2020

A decree was published in the Official Federal Gazette last night in which the President of the Republic declares various extraordinary actions that the Ministry of Health can implement immediately in all regions of the country that are affected by the COVID-19 disease.

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New Standard Provision for Labeling food and non-alcoholic beverages (NOM-051-SCFI/SSA1-2010)
March, 2020

Today, after months of struggle between the private sector and the federal government, the new Official Mexican Standard NOM-051-SCFI/SSA1-2010, General labeling specifications for pre-packaged food and non-alcoholic beverages-commercial and health information, was published in the Official Federal Gazette and will enter into force in stages between October 1, 2020 and October 1, 2025.

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Measures to maintain Foreign Trade procedures operating
March, 2020

Yesterday, the Office of Trade Facilitation and Foreign Trade published the measures to maintain Foreign Trade procedures operating remotely in order to protect the health of its workers and users in PHASE 2, through official notice No. 414.2020.826.

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Update: Suspension of legal terms for the Federal Ministry of Energy
March, 2020

Today the Federal Ministry of Energy ("SENER") published in the evening edition of the Federal Official Gazette the "Agreement providing the suspension of legal terms in the Federal Ministry of Energy, as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.” ("Agreement").

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Suspension of legal terms for federal energy and environmental authorities
March, 2020

Yesterday, the Federal Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources ("SEMARNAT") published in the Federal Official Gazette the "Agreement by which is informed the days that will be considered as non-business days for administrative acts and procedures before the Federal Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and its administrative-decentralized agencies.” ("Agreement").

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The Ministry of Health announces measures to confront the COVID-19 contingency
March, 2020

The Federal Government just published a resolution in the Official Federal Gazette issued by the Ministry of Health adopting certain measures to mitigate and control the health risks caused by the COVID-19 virus, which could severely affect the operations of a large number of companies whose activities are not considered necessary to address the health contingency.

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