Mexico Builds a New Standardization Law

Mexico Builds a New Standardization Law

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2020 issue of electroindustry.

by Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA

In March 2020, the Mexican Senate received a proposal from the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for a new law on standardization and metrology. On its face, the proposal for a Quality Infrastructure Law aims at modernizing, broadening, and accelerating development of mandatory and voluntary Standards in Mexico. The proposal is also intended to come into compliance with commitments made in the U.S.–Mexico–Canada (USMCA) trade agreement, including on use of North American and other international Standards.

Although many details remain to be determined through the legislative process and subsequent development of implementing regulations, the Economy Secretariat intends to increase accessibility and transparency via a new online integrated technology platform for publication of Standards and conformity assessment information. ei

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