A new test for Mexico’s structural changes: antitrust reform — key points in one chart

By Carlos R Valencia Barrera

Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, has signed a bill formalising the implementation of important amendments to the Mexican Constitution that primarily cover telecommunications, media and antitrust.

The adoption of these constitutional amendments has been widely heralded as extremely positive, even in the absence of the implementing legislation. The constitutional amendments are already in effect, having become effective on the day following their publication in the Official Gazette on 12 June 2013. 

The new antitrust law (Ley Federal de Competencia Economica), part of this implementing legislation, will be in place soon. In February, president Peña Nieto submitted to the Mexican Congress a draft bill to enact new implementing legislation that would replace the 21-year-old Federal Economic Competition Law…

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