April 27, 2020

Proposed Reopening of North American Automotive Sector


Conferring amid the pandemic caused by COVID-19, on April 24, 2020 Mexico’s Departments of Foreign Affairs, Treasury and Public Credit, Labor and Social Welfare, Health, and the Social Security Mexican Institute released a joint news release announcing details on proposed plans to reopen the North American automotive regional sector.

The news release states that the United States, Canadian and Mexican governments are working together to establish the criteria and protocols required to safely and successfully reopen automotive manufacturing and production activities in all three countries, including the prioritization of necessary measures to protect public health. As North American leaders create new rules governing the automotive sector, they will consider various factors, depending on the specific conditions and characteristics of each respective country.

In the coming days the three governments will announce more details on the plan to reopen the vital automotive sector. It is likely that this collaborative effort will create a template enabling Mexican leaders to plan the return of other non-essential business activities in Mexico.

Click here to read an English translation of the press release.

Contact information:

Joseph B. Newton | jnewton@ccn-law.com
Felipe Chapula | fchapula@ccn-law.com.mx
Mario Melgar | mmelgar@ccn-law.com