Regulatory policy

OECD contributes to the design and development of rail institutions in Mexico


2 July 2020, Mexico City, Mexico


In co-operation with the Mexican Regulatory Agency of Rail Transport (Agencia Reguladora del Transporte Ferroviario, ARTF), the OECD organised a webinar to launch the report Regulatory Governance of the Rail Sector in Mexico. The objective of the webinar was to present the structural reforms that the sector has undergone in the last 25 years, as well as the main strengths and opportunity areas of regulatory governance in the sector. National and international experts of the rail sector participated, including Mr. Alejandro Álvarez, Head of ARTF; Mr. Stephen Perkins from the International Transport Forum (ITF), and Russell Pittman from the Department of Justice of the United States. Mr. Manuel Flores, Coordinator of the OECD Programme of Regulatory Policy in Latin America and Mr. Iker de Luisa from the Mexican Railway Association (Asociación Mexicana de Ferrocarriles, AMF) also participated.


Over 100 participants from the industry, academy, civil society and government institutions such as the Ministry of Communications and Transport (Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes, SCT), the Mexican Competition Commission (Comisión Federal de Competencia, COFECE), the Ministry of Economy (Secretaría de Economía, SE), and the Superior Audit of the Federation (Auditoría Superior de la Federación, ASF) attended the webinar.


The webinar addressed the following: 

  • Connectivity, competition and regulatory capacity in the Mexican railway system
  • Regulatory governance in the rail sector
  • Industry perspective
  • Actions taken by the ARTF to implement OECD recommendations.


See agenda of the webinar and the presentations and recording.

Access the press bulletin in Spanish (forthcoming).


The current emergency presents challenges for governments and public administrations that must provide solutions to its citizens in a highly dynamic regulatory context and where making evidence-based decisions is particularly important. Additionally, the economic and social conditions of the region make even more salient the need to increase digital infrastructure, facilitate registration and formalisation of businesses and reduce administrative burdens and bureaucratic barriers. We encourage our readers to visit the following websites:


For more information, please contact:

OECD Regulatory Policy Division for Mexico and Latin America @OCDE_RLAC

Andrés Blancas, OECD Regulatory Policy Division

Manuel Gerardo Flores, Senior Economist, OECD @M_GerardoFlores


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