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Doing business in Mexico

Explore the key issues for doing business abroad, from setting up a business in Mexico to understanding the local business environment. Find guides and other resources to support your organisation's global growth.

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.

Guides

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.

Atradius Country Report: Mexico
Overview published by Atradius covering the country's most important business sectors, key indicators, political and economic summaries and outlook. Updated in February 2019.

International Business Guide: Mexico
Guide on doing business created by HSBC. Sections cover conducting business, tax system, labour, audit, trade, finance, infrastructure. Published in 2019.

Doing Business in Mexico
A business guide from Baker & McKenzie which helps companies understand the economic, legal and regulatory structures of Mexico. Published in 2017.

Doing Business in Mexico
Guide prepared by Moore Stephens member firms on doing business with or in this country. It also provides useful information for those living and working in Mexico either temporarily or permanently. Published in January 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.

Exporting

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

Corporate governance

European Corporate Governance Institute
The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) aims to provide 'a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice'. The ECGI website also provides a directory of national Corporate Governance Codes, Principles & Recommendations.

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.

Find more resources

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