Regulatory policy

OECD and Yucatan will work together to improve formalities and regulations


Yucatan, Mexico, 30 January 2019


The OECD and the Mexican state of Yucatan signed a co-operation agreement on better regulation with the objective to simplify formalities, which will benefit both citizens and businesses. The OECD will perform an assessment of the formalities with high impact, using as benchmark practices from the United Kingdom, Canada, Spain and Argentina.


The OECD will provide Yucatan with an implementation plan of the recommendations to improve the formalities, offer advice in the implementation and assess progress. During this process, the OECD will employ the experience of international experts from Cataluña, Spain, and Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Signing of the agreement was held at the OECD in Paris on 25 January 2019. The Chief of Staff and Sherpa of the OECD, Gabriela Ramos, the Director of Public Governance, Marcos Bonturi, and the Governor of Yucatan, Mauricio Vila participated in the event.


The assessment and recommendations from the OECD and international experts will be based on the Guide to Improve the Regulatory Quality of State and Municipal Formalities and Strengthen Mexico's Competitiveness. The OECD worked with the municipality of Merida when Governor Vila was Mayor. The implementation of 235 actions to improve high impact procedures was completed successfully. The recommendations included improvements to formalities related to the opening of businesses, construction permits, as well as actions to promote regulatory transparency and efficiency in the management of formalities.


See the press report in Spanish


For more information, please contact:

OECD Regulatory Policy Division for Mexico and Latin America @OCDE_RLAC

Adriana García, Policy Analyst, Regulatory Policy Division

Manuel Gerardo Flores, Senior Economist, OECD @M_GerardoFlores


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