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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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Regulatory impact in food and beverages
April, 2020

On March 27, 2020, the Ministry of Economy published in the Official Federal Gazette the amendment of the Official Mexican Standard NOM-051-SCFI/SSA1-2010, regarding “General labeling specifications for pre-packaged food and non-alcoholic beverages – Commercial and health information” (“NOM”).

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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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Santander Sevelops a New Payment Strategy in Mexico
March, 2020
The Spanish financial group Santander acquired all the shares of Elavon Mexico Holding and its subsidiaries, specialized in merchant payment solutions. The amount of the negotiation adds up to 87.1 million dollars (79 million euros as of March 27).
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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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