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Mexico Deems Aftermarket Essential

April 1st, 2020 | by Aftermarket News
Mexico Deems Aftermarket Essential

Mexico has declared a health emergency. As part of this, the Mexican government has identified essential services.

Information provided by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association.

Mexico is now following the U.S. in declaring a health emergency. As part of this, the Mexican government has identified essential services.

Based on AASA’s reading of the announcement, aftermarket manufacturers and suppliers should be identified as essential services. AASA has heard that several members are preparing documentation for waivers or other filings, if they become necessary.

Please find below a briefing from your government advocacy team on this issue.

AASA will share updates via its AASA COVID-19 LinkedIn Group, including appropriate contacts in Mexico as they become available. We encourage you to post your experiences in Mexico to share best practices and what has been effective in keeping essential aftermarket supplier operations open.


  • Mexico issued a new health emergency declaration (click here for a rough/unofficial English translation courtesy of NAM).
  • Essential sectors include, but are not limited to: distribution and sale of energy, generation and distribution of drinking water, food and non-alcoholic beverages industry, food markets, supermarkets, grocery and prepared food sales, agricultural and livestock production, passenger and cargo transportation services, agro-industry, chemistry, cleaning products, telecommunications and media information, storage and cold chain of essential supplies and logistics (ports and railways), as well as activities whose suspension may have effects irreversible for their continuation.
  • The conservation and maintenance of critical infrastructure to ensure the production and distribution of essential services, such as: drinking water, electricity, gas, oil, gasoline, jet fuel, basic sanitation, public transport, first class hospital and medical infrastructure, among others that could be defined under this category.
  • In all the sectors and activities defined as essential, the following actions must be applied in a mandatory manner: do not hold meetings or congregations of more than 100 people, frequent hand washing, sneezing or cough by applying the respiratory label, remote greeting (do not greet with a kiss, hand or hug), and all other healthy distance measures in force and issued by the Federal Secretary of Health.

MEMA will share additional information as it becomes available.

Article courtesy of: Aftermarket News

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