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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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Update: Suspension of legal terms for the Federal Ministry of Energy and the Energy Regulatory Commission
June, 2020

On May 29, the following rulings related to administrative authorities of the energy sector, were published in the Official Federal Gazette:

i) Federal Ministry of Energy (“SENER”). “Ruling that modifies the ruling establishing the suspension of deadlines and legal terms in the Federal Ministry of Energy, as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic” (“SENER Ruling”).

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Extension of the suspension of the activities and terms of the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property
June, 2020

On May 29, 2020, the official communication issued by Juan Alfredo Lozano Tovar, General Director of the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) was published in the Official Federal Gazette (DOF), which extends the initial suspension of activities and terms due to the COVID-19 health contingency. In this regard, the IMPI will remain closed and the terms will be suspended until further notice.

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Publication of the Specific Technical Guidelines for the Reopening of Economic Activities
May, 2020

Following up on our communication of May 20, 2020, please be informed that yesterday the Ministries of Economy, Health, Labor and Social Welfare, together with the Mexican Social Security Institute published, in the Official Federal Gazette, a ruling establishing the Specific Technical Guidelines for the Reopening of Economic Activities (hereafter Guidelines), which are intended to establish the specific measures that must be implemented in the framework of the general strategy for the New Normality.

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