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Mexico: Sales Representative and Distributorship Contracts in Mexico - a Lexwork International exclusive picture_as_pdf

This document explains how the Mexican Civil Code regulates sales representatives and distributorships. Also described are Mexico’s exclusivity terms, choice of law, non-compete provisions, mandatory provisions, and special tax considerations. Prepared by: Cuevaslugo Abogados.

Government Resources

Main Government Page
Statistics Office
Stock Exchanges
Commerce Ministry
Export Promotion Agency

Company Directories

Mexico Business Directory provides access to information on all businesses in Mexico. The directory can be searched by company name, SIC category, or by other keywords.

News Sites

El Economista is a daily Mexican financial newspaper. It offers economic headlines, market indices, quotes, and market commentary. Available in Spanish only.

El Financiero is a leading financial Mexican newspaper. It has financial, business, and economy sections as well as national and international news. Available in Spanish only.

El Sol de México is a regional newspaper that provides current financial news and opinions for Mexico. Available in Spanish only.

Regulatory Agency Sites

The Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) is an independent government agency that is responsible for regulating telecommunication and broadcasting services. The site provides information about the industry, relevant statistical information, resources, and relevant announcements. This site is only available in Spanish.

The Ministry of Health is responsible for monitoring the universal healthcare system and approving medical facilities. They also regulate the importation standards of drugs, medical goods, and agricultural products. The site provides information on hospitals, institutes, and standards. 

The National Banking and Securities Commission, Comision Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNBV), is charged with the oversight and regulation of the banking and brokerage sectors of the Mexican financial services industry. The site contains information on regulation, statistics, and international affairs as regulated by the CNBV. Website only available in Spanish.

The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries, and Food pursues and researches policies for improving the Agriculture and Food and Beverage industries. The organization also aims to improve the quality of the Mexican ecosystem and rural living. The site provides information on international affairs, international trade negotiations, and agricultural ministries. The website is available in Spanish only.

The Mexican Ministry of Finance is responsible for the regulation and use of public funds as well as the development of economic policy. The site provides official information on the Mexican economy, including basic data as well as documents and reports on the economic policy. Site is only available in Spanish.

Other Resources

The Emerging Market Global Players (EMGP) project, a collaborative effort led by the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, ranks multinational enterprises in emerging markets according to the level of foreign assets held. The project also works to strengthen international investment by providing educational services, policy analysis, as well as tools and resources through extensive research. Reports are listed by country and can be downloaded in PDF.

The Association of Small Business Development Centers (AMCDPE) is an extension of SBDC Global, an import/export company that seeks to provide knowledge and methodologies to its business members. The association aims to serve those that provide quality services and contribute to Mexican economic development. The site offers news and information sources, consulting services, a list of events, and training opportunities. Only available in Spanish.

The Mexican Business Information System (SIEM) provides business information and promotes industrial, commercial, and service companies operating in Mexico. One of its objectives is to establish itself as a virtual business center in promoting micro, small, and medium enterprises. A link to a directory of Mexican companies, products, and statistics is provided. Site is only available in Spanish.

The Mexico Competitiveness Report, published by the World Economic Forum, provides a comprehensive overview of the country’s current competitiveness landscape, highlighting strengths and problematic areas. The publication explores issues such as infrastructure, public institutions, environmental sustainability, business sophistication, foreign direct investment, and innovations in the agribusiness sector.

The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce (USMCOC) was established in 1973 to promote trade and investment among businesses in both countries. The website includes information on upcoming USMCOC events, membership, and programs. In addition, the site also provides access to Alliance Magazine, a quarterly magazine published by USMCOC, and recent news.