Regulatory Governance of the Rail Sector in Mexico

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The report provides a description and an assessment of the recent actions carried out by the Mexican government to enhance the quality of regulation and regulatory governance in the rail sector in Mexico. In particular, the report identifies and describes recent regulatory reforms in the rail sector; the progress in implementing OECD recommendations relative to rail regulation issued in 2017; the reforms that led to the Mexican Rail Regulatory Agency, as well as the legal powers granted. It also documents the current regulatory practices of this Agency. The reforms and practices are assessed against OECD principles and country experiences. Finally, the report provides recommendations for continuing the reform efforts.



State of play and reforms of the rail sector of Mexico

This section starts with a brief description of the industry development since its origins. A review of the main characteristics of the current regulatory framework is then presented. In particular, the analysis focuses on the network and competition conditions, exclusivity of the concessions, tariffs schemes and other topics on economic regulation. Finally, examples of best practices regarding regulatory frameworks of the rail industry in the United States and Canada are presented.


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