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Amendments to the national code of civil and family procedures
On June 4, 2024, the “Decree by which Articles 314 and 1144 of the National Code of Civil and Family Procedures are added” (the “Decree”) was published in the Federal Official Gazette (“DOF” for its acronym in Spanish”).
New nom issued to regulate co2 emissions in motor vehicles
On January 3rd, 2024, Mexican Official Standard NOM-163-SEMARNAT-SCFI-2023 (“NOM- 163”) related to carbon dioxide (CO2) from motor vehicles exhausts emissions was published in the Federal Official Gazette (“DOF” for its acronym in Spanish).
Increase in the value of the UMA for the year 2024
On January 10, 2024, the National Institute of Geography and Statistics published in the Federal Official Gazette the increase of the Measurement and Updating Unit (hereinafter “UMA” for its acronym in Spanish) for the year 2024.
Termination of slot machine permissions
On November 16, a decree issued by the Executive Branch was published in the Federal Official Gazette, which repeals, amends and adds various provisions to the Regulations of the Federal Gaming and Betting Law.
Justification and motivation of the minimum fines
The Tax Administration Service must consider different aspects when determining a fine to taxpayers. Such fine must be legally justified and reasoned by the authority, in order to comply with the proper procedure.
Mexican official standard to-be-published regarding the prohibition of the use of genetically modified corn
The Federal Government is about to publish a Mexican Official Standard (“NOM”, for its acronym in Spanish) that seeks to prohibit the use of genetically modified corn in the production of dough, tortillas, tostadas, and other corn products, after the president of Mexico has stated that genetically modified corn could have a negative impact on the health of Mexican citizens.
Semarnat presents draft standard to reduce CO2 emissions in new cars
On June 9, 2023, the Mexican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (hereinafter “SEMARNAT” for its acronym in Spanish) in collaboration with the Mexican Association of the Automotive Industry, A.C., published a draft Mexican Official Standard called NOM-163- SEMARNAT-SCFI-2023 (hereinafter the “NOM” for its acronym in Spanish) in the Federal Official Gazette (“DOF” for its acronym in Spanish). This NOM will be applicable to new vehicles with a gross weight between 400kg and 3,857kg that use gasoline, diesel, alternative fuels, and vehicles whose motorization is hybrid of any specification.
Draft of mexican official standard regulating LP Gas storage facilities published
On June 21, 2023, the Draft of Mexican Official Standard PROY-NOM-017-ASEA-2023 (hereinafter the “Draft”) was published in the Federal Official Gazette (“DOF” for its acronym in Spanish). The purpose of the Draft published by the National Agency for Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection of the Hydrocarbons Sector (“ASEA” for its acronym in Spanish) is to regulate Liquefied Petroleum Gas (“LP Gas”) storage facilities.
Significant changes in glyphosate and genetically modified corn mexican regulation
On February 13, 2023, a decree was published in the Federal Official Gazette that brings with it a series of significant modifications and measures related to the use and distribution of glyphosate and genetically modified corn (hereinafter the “Decree”).
Supreme court declares invalid the executive order issued by the federal government to promote government projects
The Mexican Supreme Court of Justice (“SCJN” for its acronym in Spanish) has declared as invalid the executive order issued by the Federal Government on November 22, 2021 in the Federal Official Gazette (“DOF” for its acronym in Spanish), through which the execution of certain projects and works by the Mexican Government were declared of public interest and national security, as well as the instruction to the departments of the Federal Public Administration to grant provisional authorizations for all works and projects considered of public interest and national security (hereinafter the “Executive Order”).