Regulatory policy

OECD delivers implementation plans to simplify formalities in Yucatan


Merida, Yucatan, 5 September 2019


On 5 September 2019, the OECD delivered to the Governor of Yucatan, Mauricio Vila Dorsal, implementation plans to simplify formalities of high impact on the business environment. The plans include actions to improve processes for opening a business, building permits, property registration, supplier register and bidding, vehicle registration and driver's licence, and the horizontal processes of efficiency in managing formalities and improving service delivery in government offices. The actions will translate into:

  • Simplified and digital formalities
  • Shorter processing times
  • Better attention to citizens and entrepreneurs in public offices
  • Boosting the ease of doing business in Yucatan

The implementation plans are the first result of the Cooperation Agreement between the OECD and the State of Yucatan to implement regulatory policy and governance. The OECD will release its first progress report early 2020.

The OECD recommendations for the simplification of processes are based on the Guide to improve the regulatory quality of state and municipal formalities and strengthen Mexico’s competitiveness which consists of 26 general recommendations to improve processes for opening a business, construction permits, and property registration, amongst others.

The OECD also held a capacity-building workshop with government officials to drive the implementation process. The topics were administrative simplification, inspections, and the OECD recommendations contained in the Guide.

See the press report in Spanish.


For more information, please contact:

OECD Regulatory Policy Division for Mexico and Latin America @OCDE_RLAC

Adriana García, Policy Analyst, Regulatory Policy Division

Manuel Gerardo Flores, Senior Economist, OECD @M_GerardoFlores


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