Mexican Competition Authority (Mexico City)

Mexican Competition Authority

Mexican Competition Authority (Mexico City)
Mexican Competition Authority

COFECE is the Mexican anti-trust commission charged with supervising, promoting, and guaranteeing free access and competition in the markets, created by the June 2013 reform of Article 28 of the Constitution. The Commission is the institutional result of Mexico’s effort to make competition an instrument for national development. The Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) is integrated by the Board of Commissioners, the Chairman of the Board, the Technical Secretariat, the Investigation Authority and the Internal Comptroller’s Office.

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Carlos Labarthe - Mexican Competition Authority
Mexican Competition Authority 29 May 2015 Washington, DC

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Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority reports on its study of retail in the food and beverages sector finding that greater competition is necessary in self-service stores for better food and beverages prices

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Greater competition in self-service stores for better food and beverages prices* The structure of the modern channel (self-service stores) is concentrated in few players. There are regulatory obstacles at the state and municipal levels that hinder the expansion of regional chains. In 255 (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority opens investigation into possible anticompetitive practices in the market for the leasing of non-residential real estate spaces

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COFECE investigates possible absolute monopolistic practices in the market for the leasing of non-residential real estate spaces* This investigation shall not be understood as a prejudgment, but as an action of the authority to verify compliance with the Federal Economic Competition Law. In (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority proposes 12 measures on economic competition matters to support the recovery of the national economy as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis

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COFECE proposes 12 measures on economic competition matters to support the recovery of the Mexican economy* As a result of the health crisis, markets could further concentrate. Guaranteeing inclusion and permanence of a wide range of companies is the best way to ensure a sustainable recovery (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority issues comments and recommendations concerning the regulation that modifies the scheme of permits for self-supply and cogeneration of electric energy

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COFECE issues comments and recommendations concerning the regulation that modifies the scheme of permits for self-supply and cogeneration of electric energy* In the opinion of the Commission, the draft could have effects contrary to competition by generating uncertainty for investments, (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority fines several companies and natural persons for agreeing on retail gasoline prices (Gasmart / Rendichicas / Appro / Magigas / Eco...)

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COFECE sanctions several companies and natural persons for agreeing retail gasoline prices in Tijuana and Mexicali, in Baja California* The Board of Commissioners imposed fines totaling 51 million Mexican pesos to companies of the economic interest groups: Gasmart, Rendichicas, Appro, Magigas (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority investigates possible relative monopolistic practices in the market for digital advertisement services and related services

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COFECE investigates possible relative monopolistic practices in the market for digital advertisement services and related services* Mexico City, August 24, 2020.- The Investigative Authority of the Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE or Commission) published today in the (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority fines 11 companies and 14 individuals for colluding in public tenders for services of laboratory tests and blood banks (Selecciones Médicas / Vitalmex / Centrum / Impromed / Falcón ...)

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COFECE fines companies and natural persons for colluding in tenders for services for laboratory tests and blood banks convened by IMSS and ISSSTE* The Board of Commissioners determined that 11 companies and 14 natural persons coordinated their bids or abstained from bidding in several tenders (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority investigates monopolistic practices consisting in establishing exclusivity conditions of sale or purchase in the market for production, distribution and commercialization of medical oxygen

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COFECE investigates possible relative monopolistic practices in the market for production, distribution and commercialization of medical oxygen in the Mexican territory* This investigation must not be understood as a prejudgment but rather as an action of the authority to verify compliance with (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority imposes fine for failure to notify a concentration in the energy sector and authorises the transaction (BAS Corporation / ESZ KI / ESZ KII / EXI Solar)

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COFECE sanctions BAS Projects Corporation, ESZ KI, ESZ KII, and EXI Solar for failing to notify a concentration and authorizes the transaction* Imposes fines totaling to 977 thousand Mexican pesos. Authorizes the concentration considering that the operation does not pose risks to the process (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority alongside 4 other national regulators proposes a new law on public procurement to promote better public expenditure and revive the national economy

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New Law on Public Procurement is Proposed to Promote Better Public Expenditure and to Revivify the Mexican Economy* Civil society organizations and public institutions specialized on public procurement join efforts to propose a General Law on Procurement that leads to full and timely public (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority sanctions pharmaceutical companies for failing to comply with the commitments to restore competition in the pharma market (Moench Coöperatif / Luis Doporto Alejandre)

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COFECE sanctions Moench Coöperatif and Luis Doporto for failing to comply with the commitments made to totally and permanently eliminate any possible link between Nadro and Marzam, in the market for the distribution of pharmaceutical products* The commitments were accepted by the Board of (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority conditions the merger between a private investment fund in the health sector and a manufacturer of pipes on removing non-competition clauses from the merger agreement (PTM / Profluent Plastic Technologies)

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COFECE conditions concentration between Profluent Plastic Technologies and Plastic Technology de México* In the originally planned transaction, the parties established a non-competition clause which included terms that could potentially affect the process of competition and free market access. (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority issues regulatory provisions on the use of electronic means in investigations and other procedures and considers the possibility of conducting all of its future procedures electronically

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COFECE issues Regulatory Provisions on the use of electronic means in investigation procedures and other procedures* Through these Provisions and the technological tools that will accompany them, COFECE takes a step forward towards the possibility of conducting all of its procedures (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority reports the Ministry of Energy’s new national electric system policy to the Supreme Court for undermining the fundamental principles of competition

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COFECE files a constitutional controversy against the issuance of the Policy for reliability, security, continuity and quality in the National Electric System* The Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE or Commission) filed a constitutional controversy before the Supreme Court (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority opens a public consultation on draft modifications to the guidelines for the exchange of information between economic agents

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Public Consultation on the Draft Modifications to the Guidelines for the Exchange of Information Between Economic Agents* Pursuant to articles 28, paragraphs 14th and 20th, section VI, of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States; articles 12, section XXII, last paragraph, (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority extends for the fourth time its suspension of legal timelines for some procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic and expands the list of suspended proceedings

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Fourth agreement of the Board of Commissioners on the suspension of legal terms for some procedures filed before COFECE* Procedures and procedural stages established in the third agreement on the suspension of legal terms published on April 30 remain exempted and others are added. COFECE’s (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority accepts the First Circuit Collegiate Court’s precedent confirming that the Competition Authority is the national regulator with competence over digital platform merger cases (Uber / Cornershop)

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The Judiciary reaches the decision that COFECE is the competent authority to resolve the concentration between Uber and Cornershop* The Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE or Commission) became aware, through the live broadcast of today’s session of the First Circuit (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority issues recommendations to the National Energy Control Center Agreement on ensuring stability in the electricity markets during COVID-19 pandemic

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COFECE issues recommendations to the National Energy Control Center (CENACE) Agreement* During the health emergency, competitive electricity prices are of the utmost relevance. COFECE’s recommendations seek to avoid a permanent increase in electricity rates or an increase of subsidies by the (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority warns the National Association of Real Estate Developers to avoid possible agreements between competitors during the COVID-19 pandemic (ADI Mexico)

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COFECE warns the National Association of Real Estate Developers to avoid possible agreements between competitors in this market* The Association has promoted among its members the granting of discounts to tenants, which could infringe the LFCE if these discounts are established or fixed (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority warns the National Chamber of the Sugar and Alcohol Industry that increases in alcohol prices may be caused by anticompetitive agreements between economic agents which is especially problematic with increased demand for pure alcohol products by healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic

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COFECE warns the National Chamber of the Sugar and Alcohol Industry that increases in alcohol prices, alcohol products and other inputs for its production, may be caused by agreements between economic agents* Prices established by each producer of alcohol and the inputs required for its (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority suspends legal timeframes for most procedures due to COVID-19, except for mergers, public tenders, concessions, and permits

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The Board of Commissioners decrees to stop legal terms for some procedures filed before COFECE* This measure does not apply to procedures for the notification of concentrations, the verification of notifications for concentrations that were legally bound to be presented before the Commission, (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority fines polyethylene gloves providers for price coordination and bid-rigging in the health sector (Galeno / Holiday)

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COFECE sanctions polyethylene gloves providers for coordinating their prices and discounts bids in public procurement in the health sector*  The Commission proved the responsibility of Galeno and Holiday in the execution of absolute monopolistic practices, also known as collusive agreements or (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority closes probe for possible collusion in the market for watt-hour meters and emphasises opportunities for improvement in the public procurement processes

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COFECE CLOSES PROBE FOR POSSIBLE COLLUSION IN MARKET FOR WATT- HOUR METERS AND EMPHASIZES OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT PROCESSES* The Federal Economic Competition Commission’s (COFECE or Commission) Board of Commissioners resolved to decree the closure of the (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority issues the Ministry of Communications and Transports an opinion which recommends modifications to port law and other measures to promote competition in manoeuvre services

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COFECE RECOMMENDS MODIFICATIONS TO PORT LAW AND OTHER MEASURES TO PROMOTE COMPETITION IN MANOEUVRE SERVICES* The Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE or Commission) issued the Ministry of Communications and Transports (SCT for its initials in Spanish) and the respective commissions (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority presents criminal complaint against individuals who could have colluded in the sale of goods and services in the health sector

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For the second time, COFECE presents criminal complaint against individuals that could have colluded in the sale of goods and services in the health sector* Mexico City, October 23, 2019.‐ Yesterday, the Federal Economic Competition Commission’s (COFECE or Commission) Investigative Authority (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority fines tortilla-producing associations for price-fixing and market sharing (Unión Palenque / Unión Flor de Maíz / Asociación de la Industriade la Masa)

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COFECE sanctions 5 natural persons and 3 tortilla-producing associations for price fixing and the segmentation of the corn tortilla market in the municipality of Palenque, in the state of Chiapas* • The sanctioned economic agents fixed prices per kilogram of tortilla in a range of 10 to 17 (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority notifies economic agents of their probable responsibility for collusion in the pharmaceutical market following an investigation in the health sector

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COFECE notifies economic agents of a statement of probable responsibility for collusion in the market for pharmaceuticals* • The Investigative Authority concluded their probe and issued a statement indicating probable collusion. • The notification of a statement of probable responsibility (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority prohibits a concentration between a retail company and a company offering logistical services to retailers (Walmart / Cornershop)

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COFECE blocked Walmart/Cornershop concentration* • The proposed deal could generate incentives to unduly displace or block competitors’ access to the Cornershop platform and/or hinder the development of new platforms. • The new economic agent resulting from the transaction would gain sufficient (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority submits to public consultation the draft modifications to the guidelines for concentration notification via electronic means and the draft modifications of the regulatory provisions on the use of electronic means

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COFECE submits for public consultation the modification to the Guidelines for Concentration Notification via Electronic Means and the Regulatory Provisions on the Use of Electronic Means* • The consultation period for the Guidelines is 30 working days, while the period for the Provisions is 20 (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority announces investigations in the corn flour market for possible anticompetitive practices (Investigations in the corn flour market)

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COFECE probes national market for corn flour for possible anticompetitive practices* • The investigation should not be construed as a prejudgment, but as the authority’s verification of compliance with the Federal Law on Economic Competition. • The corn flour industry has sales for more than 24 (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority investigates the rail transport of chemical and petrochemical products and determines that there is a lack of effective competition (Veracruz)

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COFECE’s Investigative Authority preliminarily determines the lack of effective competition in the rail transport of chemical and petrochemical products in the south of the state of Veracruz* The Investigative Authority’s Preliminary Opinion stipulates that lack of competition affects the rail (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority issues a statement reminding economic agents of its strict policy on price fixing in the context of the Mexican peso’s recent depreciation

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COFECE shall be vigilant of coordination to fix prices* In the context of the Mexican peso’s recent depreciation, the Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE or Commission) would like to make the following statements: The Mexican Constitution and applicable legislation that establish a (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority opens an ex-officio investigation concerning possible absolute monopolistic practices in the market for the provision of administrative services for workers’ pension funds (AFORES)

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COFECE to Investigate Possible Absolute Monopolistic Practices in the Market for Pension Fund Administration Services in Mexico* Through the Mexican Federal Official Gazette and its website, the Federal Economic Competition Commission’s (COFECE or Commission) Investigative Authority announced (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Supreme Court of Justice upholds the decision of the Competition Authority concerning a bid-rigging in the pharmaceutical sector (Baxter, Fresenius, Eli Lilly and Pisa)

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The Supreme Court of Justice decides on bid rigging in social security public tenders case* The Mexican Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ) confirmed the legality of a resolution issued by the extinct Federal Competition Commission in 2010, against pharmaceutical enterprises Baxter, Fresenius, Eli (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority opens an investigation concerning the national market for the production, distribution, and merchandising of eggs

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COFECE opens investigation into the egg market* Mexico City, March 26th 2015. – Through its website, the Federal Economic Competition Commission’s (COFECE) Investigation Authority publicly announced the extract of its ex-officio initiation decision under file number IO-004-2015 concerning the (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority opens ex officio proceedings in the market of the provision of air transport services in order to determine the probable existence of barriers to competition

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Extract of the order by which the Federal Economic Competition Commission begins the ex officio investigation identified under the file number IEBC-001-2015, in the market of the provision of air transport services that use the International Airport of Mexico City for landing and/or take off (...)

Mexican Competition Authority The Mexican Competition Authority opens ex officio proceedings in order to review whether several companies have breached the Federal Law of Economic Competition in the credit reporting market

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NOTICE by which the Federal Economic Competition Commission informs of the beginning of the ex officio investigation under file number IO-001-2015, on the possible commission of conducts contrary to the Federal Law of Economic Competition* At the margin a seal of the National Coat of Arms, (...)

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