Mexico City, Mexico, 23 August 2017
The OECD released the report “Review of Regulatory Policy and Competitiveness of the State of Mexico”. The Review documents and analyses, in the light of the OECD recommendations on regulatory policy and international best practices, the actions undertaken by the Government of the State of Mexico to improve the quality of its regulations and formalities.
According to the report, the Government of the State of Mexico carried out major legal reforms to strengthen the policy of regulatory improvement. It has been updating its regulatory framework since 2010, and with the constitutional reform in 2012, it modified 11 laws and codes at the state level. Subsequently, 58 additional reforms were carried out on various articles of laws and regulations that had an impact on the application of regulatory improvement in the State of Mexico
The report identifies how large reforms in the State of Mexico, in conjunction with political leadership, effective involvement of stakeholders, and timely follow-up to an implementation plan, can generate significant competitive gains in the short term. As a result of the actions taken by the Government of the State of Mexico to improve the quality of its regulations, the report identifies the Regulatory Improvement Model of the State of Mexico. The identification of a model or strategy that has been successful in the regulatory improvement policy may have relevance for other federal entities in Mexico to fine-tune their public policy strategy. Therefore, these actions can serve as inspiration for other Mexican states to emulate them and thereby improve the quality of their regulation.
The report also offers recommendations to increase the impact and benefits of the regulatory improvement policy in the State of Mexico, which go beyond the improvement of competitiveness indexes. For instance, it recommends that in order to establish a whole-of-government policy of regulatory improvement, the Government of the State of Mexico must make a systematic implementation of the Regulatory Impact Assessment.
Regulatory Policy Division in Mexico and Latin America OECD @OCDE_RLAC
Adriana Garcia, Policy Analyst, Regulatory Policy Division, OECD