Regulatory policy

Yucatan moves forward in improving high-impact formalities


State of Yucatan, 17 February 2020


On 17 February, the OECD Regulatory Policy Division reported to Governor Mauricio Vila Dorsal a 27% progress increase in Yucatan’s implementation of recommendations to improve state formalities with high impacts on citizens and the business sector.


The recommendations to improve high-impact formalities, which include improvements to business opening formalities, construction permits, property registration, driver's licences and vehicle re-registration, as well as measures to improve regulatory transparency and enhance the state’s capacity in managing formalities, cover 361 actions that the OECD delivered to the State of Yucatan on 5 September 2019. The recommendations are based on good national and international practices in simplifying formalities contained in the Guide to Improve the Regulatory Quality of State and Municipal Formalities and Strengthen Mexico's Competitiveness.


This effort comes from the co-operation agreement between the OECD and the State of Yucatan, and aims to enhance the business environment.


Some of the main achievements include:

  • Definition of the formalities that will be simplified and digitised to improve the process of opening businesses and construction permits.
  • Design of the platform for Geo-referenced Ecosystem, which will allow the generation of a digital file for each land property, which is indispensable to carry out the opening and construction procedures online.
  • Set up of a unique platform at state level, which will allow entrepreneurs to carry out construction procedures and opening of a business in one place, online and with electronic signature and payment.


The next progress assessment will take place in May 2020.


See 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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