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Dear Clients and Friends, We have observed increased oversight by federal and state authorities regarding compliance with labor and social security regulations. In this year 2020, special emphasis has been placed over labor inspections regarding personnel outsourcing of own or third party (companies of the same Group -insourcing- or of third parties -outsourcing-). We suggest taking preventive measures…

Dear Clients and Friends, A Section IV was added to Artilce 1-A, first paragraph, of the Value Added Tax Law (“VATL”), which came into force on January 1, 2020, and provides the following: “Article 1-A.- Taxpayers that fall within the following cases are obligated to make a withholding of the tax that is transferred to…

Dear Clients and Friends: On January 28, the Official Journal of the Federation published an agreement of the Ministry of Health that allows the importation of medicines with or without sanitary registration into Mexico (“Agreement”), in order to prevent drug shortages and ensure the adequate provision of health services. According to the Agreement, which entered into force…

Dear Clients and Friends, The recent reform of the Federal Labor Law (“Labor Reform”), published in the Official Gazette of the Federation on May 1, 2019, provided for the disappearance of the Conciliation and Arbitration Boards and the creation, instead, of a Federal Conciliation and Labor Registry Center, as well as Local Conciliation Centers.  …

Dear Clients and Friends, Pursuant to the commitments made by Mexico regarding intellectual property under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the Mexico-EU Free Trade Agreement (Mexico-EU FTA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP11), on January 17, the Official Gazette of the Federation published the Decree approving the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement…

Dear Clients and Friends, According to official figures, of Mexico’s 653 aquifers, 105 are overexploited, while about 40% of water is wasted due to leakage. In addition, 70% of surface waters are contaminated by sewage discharges. In order to counter this phenomenon, on January 6, a Decree amending the National Waters Law was published in…

Dear Clients and Friends, In order to standardize the normative provisions governing the procedure for obtaining temporary or permanent residence in Mexico, the Ministry of the Interior published the Agreement amending article 32 of the Guidelines for Migration Procedures (“Agreement”). Published in the Official Gazette of the Federation on December 30, the Agreement provides for…

Dear Clients and Friends, Recently, the Second Chamber of the Nation’s Supreme Court of Justice issued jurisprudence number 2a./J. 161/2019 (10a.), entitled: “PRIVATE DOCUMENTS. THEY MUST COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENT OF ‘CERTAINTY OF DATE’ IN THE CASE OF THE EXERCISE OF AUDIT POWERS, TO VERIFY THE COMPLIANCE OF TAX OBLIGATIONS OF THE TAXPAYER”. In said…

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