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Von Wobeser boosts team with new partners and counsel
January, 2021

Mexico City, January 2021.- Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. is delighted to announce that it has bolstered the firm with the appointment of two partners and five counsel with complementary areas of expertise, in furtherance of our full-service approach to better serve our clients.

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The National Trade Facilitation Committee is created
January, 2021

The Directive creating the permanent National Trade Facilitation Committee (Committee) was published today in the Official Federal Gazette (DOF), the purpose of which is to coordinate the Federal Public Administration for the adequate design, execution and evaluation of the strategies for facilitating the international trade of merchandise.

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WhatsApp announces changes to its terms and conditions
January, 2021

On March 4, 2021, communications platform WhatsApp announced certain changes to its terms and conditions of use that would affect more than two billion registered users, and whose acceptance as of February 8 would be a prerequisite to continue using its messenger service.

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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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