The review of International Regulatory Co-operation (IRC) in Mexico was carried out by the OECD Public Governance Directorate under the auspices of the OECD Regulatory Policy Committee using the regulatory policy review methodology developed over two decades of peer learning. It builds on the OECD 2012 Recommendation of the Council on Regulatory Policy and Governance, which makes international regulatory co-operation (IRC) an integral part of quality regulation in today’s globalised context. The review further draws from the OECD body of work on IRC and specific country and sector case studies developed since 2012.

This is the first in-depth international regulatory co-operation report undertaken by the OECD. The report is based on answers provided by the Ministry of Economy and several Mexican agencies to an OECD questionnaire, and on various meetings and interviews during two fact-finding missions. The review benefited from the insights of peer-reviewers from Canada, Chile and New Zealand. Two preliminary versions of the report were discussed in policy workshops with a wide range of Mexican public officials and business chamber representatives. The review was peer-reviewed in the OECD Regulatory Policy Committee.

The report supports the broader ambition of Mexico to improve the effectiveness of its regulatory framework to ensure more efficient and competitive markets. It was commissioned by Mexico’s Ministry of Economy (Unit for Competition and Public Policies for the Efficiency of Markets) and can be read together with other OECD studies on Mexico’s experience, such as the Standard-Setting and Competition in Mexico: A Secretariat Report and specific case studies as part of the OECD’s Competition Assessment Project.