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Board Of Commissioners Decrees To Stop Legal Terms For Some Procedures Filed Before COFECE

 |  March 23, 2020

The Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE or Commission) decided to join efforts made by different Mexican organizations – such as the Supreme Court of Justice and the Council of the Federal Judiciary – to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) and to protect the health of COFECE’s public officials, economic agents, practitioners and people that visit the facilities of COFECE, as well as of the general public. Consequently, the Board agreed that from March 23, 2020, and until April 17, 2020, legal timeframes and deadlines of procedures filed before this Commission are suspended. However, working days shall remain the same and the Commission’s facilities will remain open Monday through Friday at regular hours.

Procedures related to the review of concentrations as well as those for opinions on tenders’ processes, concessions, permits and similar proceedings will be exempted from these measures. Specifically, those filed under articles 90, 92, 98 and 99 of the Federal Economic Competition Law, as well as those under articles 111, 112, 113, 113 bis 1, 113 bis 2, 113 bis 4, 113 bis 5, 113 bis 6 and 133 of the Regulatory Provisions of the Federal Economic Competition Law. For these, working days and timeframes will remain unchanged and due diligence will be conducted.