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Bankruptcy and commercial electronic proceedings
June, 2020

On June 8, 2020, the Plenary of the Federal Judicial Council (“CJF”) entered the Decrees 12/2020, 13/2020 and 14/2020 (“CJF Decrees”) which state the work structure that the Federal Judiciary will adopt during the period from June 15-30, 2020, and also address the electronic processing of proceedings.

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Industrial Designs – Mexico joins the Hague System
June, 2020

Last June 6, 2020 Mexico joined the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs.

Beginning on June 6, 2020, the national petitioners may make use of the Hague System to protect their industrial drawings and models in the territories of up to 89 countries, through a single international petition and the payment of a set of fees. Foreign petitioners now have the option of selecting Mexico to protect their industrial drawings and models under the Hague System.

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Head Partner of our Energy Practice, Edmond Grieger was interviewed by Mexico Business' Energy publication in a special article, Mexico’s Electric Grid: Matter of Contention.
June, 2020

Edmond Grieger, Partner at law firm Von Wobeser y Sierra, provides a different point of view. According to him, the government is putting up too many barriers toward the interconnection process despite private players making their best efforts to comply with extensive reinforcement works, which include transmission lines of over 80km.

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Update: General Provisions regarding the standardized computer application programming interfaces referred to under the Law for the Regulation of Financial Technology Institutions
June, 2020

On June 4, 2020, the National Banking and Securities Commission (the "CNBV"), through the Ministry of Finance, published the "General provisions regarding the standardized computer application programming interfaces referred to under the Law for the Regulation of Financial Technology Institutions" (the "Provisions") in the Official Federal Gazette (the "DOF").

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Possible restrictions on the advertising of food and non-alcoholic beverages that contain warning stamps and captions
June, 2020

The Federal Executive published on the page of the National Regulatory Improvement Commission (CONAMER) a Draft Decree amending various provisions of the Regulation of Sanitary Control of Products and Services (RCSPS) and the Regulation of the General Health Law in Advertising Matters (RMP) to align their content with the Official Mexican Standard NOM-051-SCFI/SSA1-2010, General labeling specifications for prepackaged food and non-alcoholic beverages – Commercial and sanitary information (NOM-051-SCFI-2010).

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Update: Third extension of the suspension of time periods for the National Hydrocarbons Commission
June, 2020

Today, the “Ruling modifying the ruling that declares the suspension of the time periods in proceedings carried out before the National Hydrocarbons Commission (“CNH”)” (the “Ruling”), was published in the Official Federal Gazette (“DOF”). 

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Update: Third extension of the suspension of time periods for the National Energy Control Center
June, 2020

Today, the “Third Ruling modifying article first of the ruling that declares the suspension of the time periods in proceedings carried out before the Administrative Units of the National Energy Control Center (“CENACE”) from March 26 to April 19, 2020” (the “Ruling”), was published in the Official Federal Gazette (“DOF”).

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The preliminary version of the “Uniform Regulations” of the USMCA published
June, 2020

Yesterday the final texts of the “Uniform Regulations” contemplated for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) were published on the web page of the Mexican government, with respect to chapters 4 (Rules of Origin), 5 (Origin Procedures), 6 (Textile and Apparel Goods) and 7 (Customs Administration and Trade Facilitation) whose purpose is to clarify and complement various provisions contained in those chapters of the agreement.

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Extension of the suspension in the activities and deadlines of the Mexican Court of Administrative Justice
June, 2020

On June 3, 2020 the Ruling SS/13/2020 issued by the Plenary of the Superior Chamber of the Mexican Court of Administrative Justice (TFJA) was published in the Official Federal Gazette (DOF), by means of which the suspension of activities and deadlines has been extended; therefore, the TFJA will remain closed and the terms will be suspended until June 15, 2020.

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Update: Suspension of legal terms for the SEMARNAT and enabling of business days and hours for the ASEA and CONAGUA
June, 2020

On May 29, 2020 the Federal Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (“SEMARNAT”) published in the evening edition of the Official Federal Gazette the “Ruling indicating the days that will be considered as non-business days for the purposes of administrative acts and procedures carried out by the Federal Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and its decentralized administrative agencies, with the exception of the indicated procedures and acts” (“Ruling”).

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