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Suspension of legal terms for the Energy Regulatory Commission
January, 2021

On January 18, 2021, the Energy Regu­latory Commission (“CRE”) published in the Federal Official Gazette (“DOF”) the “Ruling number A / 001/2021 which declares the suspension of legal terms and proceedings carried out before the Energy Regulatory Com­mission as a measure to prevent and combat the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus". ("Ruling").

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Second suspension in the activities of the Mexican Antitrust Commission and its procedures
January, 2021

The Board of the Commission in its exceptional session held on January 12, which was published in the Official Gazette on January 15, decided that the initial suspension (December 14 to De­cember 18 and January 11 to January 15, “Initial Suspension”) of terms will be extended.

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The regulation governing the medical use of cannabis and its pharmacological derivatives is issued
January, 2021

The Regulation of the General Health Act regarding Health Control for the Production, Research and Medical Use of Cannabis and its Pharmacological Derivatives was published today in the Official Federal Gazette and its purpose is to identify and regulate the activities involving cannabis that are considered permitted because they are for a medical use.

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New rules and obligations in relation to home office
January, 2021

Today the Decree reforming article 311 and adding Chapter XII Bis to the Federal Labor Law, regarding home office (hereinafter, the Reform) was published in the Official Federal Gazette, which provisions will enter into force tomorrow.

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Values of the Unit of Measurement and Indexing in effect as of February 1, 2021
January, 2021

Today, the National Statistics and Geography Institute (INEGI for its initials in Spanish) published in the Official Federal Gazette the indexing of the values (daily, monthly and annual) of the Unit of Measurement and Indexing (UMA for its initials in Spanish), which will enter into force as of February 1st, 2021. Therefore, the new values of the UMA will be the following:

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Tax incentives in force beginning on January 1, 2021
January, 2021

On December 30 and 31, 2020 the (i) Decree amending the tax incentives of the northern border region; (ii) Decree of tax incentives for the southern border region; and (iii) Decree of the free zone of Chetumal (“Decrees”) were published in the Official Federal Gazette (“DOF”). These Decrees entered into force in general on January 1, 2021.

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New Payroll Tax obligation in Mexico City
January, 2021

In recent days the “Decree amending provisions of the Mexico City Tax Code” (“Decree”), was published in the Official Gazette of Mexico City, which entered into force on January 1, 2021.

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Restrictions for the use of products made with single-use plastics enter into force in Mexico City
January, 2021

On January 1, 2021, several provisions of the Mexico City Solid Waste Law entered into force (“Solid Waste Law”), amendments which were published in the Official Gazette of Mexico City on June 25, 2019, through which various restrictions are imposed to the sale, distribution and delivery of products made with single-use plastics in Mexico City.

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New minimum wages as of January 1, 2021
December, 2020

Today the resolution of the Board of Representatives of the National Minimum Wage Commission (CONASAMI) that establishes the general minimum and professional wages that will be in force beginning on January 1, 2021, was published in the Official Federal Gazette.

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Non-essential activities are suspended in Mexico City and the State of Mexico
December, 2020

The governments of Mexico City and the State of Mexico ordered the sus­pension of non-essential activities from December 19, 2020 until January 10, 2021. This decision is the result of the increase in Covid-19 transmission rates and the consequent saturation of hos­pital beds in both states.

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