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Doing business in Mexico

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Mexico.

Key data

Ease of Doing Business in Mexico
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.


Mexico company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.

Overseas Business Risk - Mexico
Report from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office looking at potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. It includes economic and political risks, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, intellectual property and organised crime.

Doing Business in Mexico
Country guide from Baker Tilly International providing an overview of rules and regulations covering business entities and accounting, finance and investment, employment regulations and tax. Published in July 2017.

Doing Business in Mexico 2016
Report published by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation that compares business regulations in 31 states and Mexico City.

Doing business in Mexico
Guide on doing business created by HSBC in association with Grant Thornton in 2016. Sections cover:

  • legal overview
  • conducting business
  • tax system
  • labour
  • audit
  • trade
  • finance
  • infrastructure.

Doing Business in Mexico
Guide prepared by a local firm within the UHY network which provides an overview of the relevant issues to consider when establishing a business in this country. Published in April 2016.


On our Exporting to Mexico page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

Corporate governance

European Corporate Governance Institute: Index of codes
The ECGI provides a listing of corporate governance codes from Mexico, with links to downloadable PDFs and useful organisations. You can also search the codes database by country, title, language and year of publication.

Latin American Corporate Governance Roundtable
Forum established by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Publications include a practical guide and case studies available in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Law and regulation

Doing Business law library
World Bank
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.

Doing business in… Country Q&A tool
Useful tool from Practical Law that allows users to compare summaries of key legal issues across several jurisdictions, including this country. Summaries cover:

  • the legal system
  • foreign investment
  • business vehicles
  • employment
  • tax
  • competition
  • intellectual property
  • marketing agreements
  • e-commerce
  • data protection
  • product liability.

International debt collection handbook
Detailed guide compiled by Atradius looking at debt collection procedures, legislation and culture across 35 countries, including a profile of this jurisdiction. Profiles include information on the amicable phase, legal procedures, enforcement, insolvency proceedings and arbitration and mediation.

Forums and support networks

Mexico Chamber of Commerce
A forum for business people to network and encourage best practice, trade and investment.

Embassies and consulates

Articles and books in the Library collection

Selected books

The Business Operations in... series from Bloomberg BNA provides expert guidance on the tax aspects of expanding and operating businesses abroad.

Business Operations in Mexico
Analysis of the business environment in Mexico, focusing on: the economy and government, operating a business, forms of doing business, principal taxes and taxation of domestic corporations.

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