The Secretariats of
Economy (SE) and Finance and Public Credit (SHCP, both by its initials in
Spanish), in coordination with the World Bank and the C-strategy consultancy,
announced the start of works to integrate the report "Doing Business
Mexico 2016" that seeks to measure the ease for doing business in the 32
states of the country, with emphasis on the small and medium-sized enterprises.
The report will
assess various regulations, procedures and costs, at the federal and local levels,
that impact the business environment in different stages of the life of the
small and medium-sized enterprises.
The areas in which
the report will focus are the times, costs and procedures necessary for
starting a business, obtaining construction permits, registering property and
enforcing contracts between companies.
The study is a
useful tool in the analysis of strengths and areas of opportunity for the
states of the country; it allows to share best practices, as well as establish
peer learning processes and promote regulatory improvement at all three levels
of government. It also contains relevant information for decision-making of
small enterprises and the general public.
Its first edition
was held in 2005. In its latest edition, the study stressed that all the states
made at least one reform that favored the business environment in at least one
of the indicators evaluated.
The Department of
Competition and Regulation of the SE, Rocío Ruiz Chávez said that, studies such
as Doing Business subnational "allow us to have a specific reference of
procedures and processes close to the entrepreneur and with valuable practices
that can be shared with other states and municipalities".
She added that in
the progress of regulatory reform in the country and in the reduction of the
gaps between the different entities, the Government of the Republic and the
Secretariat of Economy in particular, "our priority is to improve the
business environment, increase the investment, the competitiveness and the
economic growth to benefit all Mexicans".
to the results of the Doing Business 2014 and comparative with countries of the
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the
Undersecretary Ruiz Chávez cited examples of progress in regulatory matters in
-In Average, the
business climate in the country converges with respect to the average of the
high-income countries of the OECD.
-The Number of days
indicated in the "starting a business" indicator dropped from 14 to
12 days, while the rest of the OECD member countries have an average of 11
-In Terms of
building permits, the average in Mexico was reduced from 74 to 63 days, while
the other member countries of the OECD have an average of 146 days.
Doing Business in
Mexico 2016 is the sixth edition of the study and will be published during the
second half of 2016.
In this ad were present
Mierta Capaul, leading specialist of the subnational and regional Doing
Business of the World Bank Group; Mónica González García, President of the Mexican
Association of Secretaries of Economic Development (AMSDE, by its initials in
Spanish); Aunard Agustin de la Rocha, Coordinator of the Permanent Commission
of Fiscal Officers; and Marcela Andrade Martínez, Head of the Unit of
Coordination with Federal Entities of the Secretariat of Finance.