• Legal Framework

    In-depth coverage of the local legal framework for business is an integral part of OBG’s analysis. Working in partnership with a leading local law firm, we review foreign investment laws, ownership restrictions, requirements for local partners and labour laws, among other topics.
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Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) the horticulture sector became Mexico’s fastest-growing industry, with fruit and vegetable exports increasing by 650% between 1995 and 2019. Today, it is a world leader in the export of tomatoes, avocados, berries, grapes, peppers and chillies. Since the treaty came into force in 1994 the sector has invested in innovation...

In May 2019 regulations were published in the Federal Official Gazette that were the legal implementation of the constitutional reforms related to labour justice. They reflect commitments to global standards such as the International Labour Organisation’s conventions on association and collective bargaining, as well as provisions related to these principles in the US-Mexico-...

In 2019 controversy arose over the National Domain Extinction Law, which establishes that a person who owns assets that cannot be tracked or proven to have come from a legitimate origin, or assets that are a product of illicit activities such as organised crime, kidnapping, hydrocarbons and petrochemicals crimes, human trafficking, corruption, vehicle theft and extortion, can...

Federal labour law states that it is the employer’s obligation to comply with regulations on health and safety in the workplace, and that the conditions under which risk prevention is guaranteed is laid out in the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Regulation. Additionally, workers’ rights enable employees to develop and grow in a healthy and safe environment. There are 43...

Chapter | Legal Framework from The Report: Mexico 2019

This chapter introduces the reader to the different aspects of the legal system in Mexico in partnership with Maillard, Cerbón, Canudas, Argumedo, Palma y Asociados; and Aguirre, Aguirre and Associates. It also contains a viewpoint with César Maillard Canudas, Managing Partner, Maillard, Cerbón, Canudas, Argumedo, Palma y Asociados.

In 2018 Mexico’s economy ranked second in Latin America and 15th in the world in terms of GDP, which totalled $1.22trn, according to the World Bank. In 2019 the newly elected President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has pushed ahead with efforts to meet his pledge to tackle corruption and implement austerity measures within the government, to reduce costs and curb excessive expenditures.