San Luis Potosi, Mexico, 12 June 2014
In the framework of a co-operation programme on regulatory improvement launched with the Municipality of San Luis Potosi (SLP), the OECD presented the diagnosis and recommendations to simplify business formalities.
The diagnosis of the regulatory situation of the municipality of San Luis Potosí includes 285 recommendations for twelve departments involved: the water management body (INTERAPAS), cadastre, urban development, economic development, the Fire Department, environment, the Planning Institute, innovation, civil protection, the treasury, commerce, and the Office of the Chief Administrator.
These recommendations provide advice to streamline the processes to start up, obtain a construction permit, register property, and participate in public bids. Nikolai Malyshev, Head of the OECD Regulatory Policy Division, presented the document to Mayor Mario García Valdez, and highlighted the outstanding efforts and initiatives of the Municipality regarding regulatory improvement. Afterwards, during the Conference on Governance and Economic Development (see conference slides), organised by the municipality of SLP and the National Association of Municipal Directors for Economic Development and Regulatory Reform, OECD officials stressed the importance of regulatory reform and governance to enhance competitiveness and foster economic growth.
The event benefited from the participation of representatives from Mexico’s Federal Commission for Regulatory Improvement (COFEMER), members of the city board, regulatory reform leaders from several states and municipalities, as well as representatives from the private sector, the press, and civil society.
For more information, please contact Jacobo Garcia, OECD Regulatory Policy Division.