Mexico - Competition Law and Policy


‌‌As an OECD member since 1994, Mexico participates actively in Competition Committee meetings and Forums. In 2007, it hosted the 5th meeting of the OECD-IDB Latin American Competition Forum. The OECD also works closely with the Mexican government  on a variety of projects in order to enhance competition policy and legislation, notably through implementation of the Competition Assessment Toolkit and the Guidelines for Fighting Bid Rigging in Public Procurement.  

Competition and market studies in Latin America

Date of Publication:
18 March 2015

Competition and Market Studies in Latin America

Mexico is one of six Latin American countries who participated in a 2014 project to better understand how market studies are carried out and what can be done to improve them. More about the project

The resulting report outlines the current status of market studies in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama and Peru. It describes good practices, identifies areas for improvement and provides recommendations on how to make better use of this competition tool.

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Fighting bid rigging in government contracts in Mexico

Mexico has partnered with the OECD to improve its procurement practices and step up its fight against bid rigging. When Mexico's Social Security Department signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the OECD and Mexico's Competition Commission in January 2011, it became the first public agency in Mexico (and in the world) to formally commit to adopt and implement the OECD Competition Committee’s Guidelines for Fighting Bid Rigging in Public Procurement.

Four reports resulting from these partnerships have been issued to date.

See also: 
2015 CFE Report | OECD-Mexico partnership page 

Follow-up to the Nine Peer Reviews of Competition Law and Policy of Latin American Countries - cover

Follow-up to the Nine Peer Reviews of Competition Law and Policy of Latin American Countries - 2012

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Mexico was one of the nine countries reviewed in this 2012 follow-up study which focuses on two specific themes:

  • the impact of the authority’s work on pro-competitive regulatory reforms
  • the application of case prioritisation and selection criteria.

Strengthening the Competition Framework in Mexico

In 2008, Mexico and the OECD launched a project to improve the competitiveness of the Mexican economy by reforming and modifying the regulatory and institutional framework, building on the OECD’s Competition Assessment Toolkit.

This multi-year project focuses on increasing competition in product markets. 



 Peer Reviews of Competition Law and Policy in Latin America: A Follow-Up (2007)

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Mexico was one of the five countries reviewed in this 2007 follow-up report on competition developments.

The study aimed at assessing the impact that the previous peer reviews and recommendations had on competition policy and agencies.



Competition Law and Policy in Mexico: A Peer Review (2004)

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A first OECD study of Mexico’s competition regime was made in 1998. In 2004, the Mexico underwent a peer review of its competition law and policy by the OECD Competition Committee which was funded by the Inter-American Development Bank. This study updates the 1998 report and assesses the development and application of competition law and policy until 2004.



Studies from the OECD’s Regulatory Reform Programme (1998)

Mexico’s competition regime was first examined in 1998 as part of a larger OECD regulatory reform study. Two background reports on competition matters were issued:



Latin American competition work

OECD work on Competition 

Annual Report on recent competition developments

In the framework of its participation at the Competition Committee, Mexico's competition agency submits every year a report on recent developments in the field of competition. 

Available reports:

2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010 • 2009

» View all annual reports from Competition Agencies by country




Other Latin American competition reviews 

Competition home page 

All country reviews


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