COFECE and IFT suspend time periods in certain proceedings

 Professional related: Francisco Fuentes Ostos , Pilar Mata   |      March 24th, 2020

In light of the current COVID-19 international crisis, and for the purpose of reducing the risk of spreading the virus, both COFECE and IFT have decided that, from March 23 to April 17, 2020, the running all time periods in proceedings being processed by these authorities will be suspended. However, for the purpose of containing the economic impact of these measures on the country’s economy and the sectors they regulate, both bodies have excluded the following proceedings from the suspension and these may be processed electronically.

I. MEASURES ADOPTED

In light of the current COVID-19 international crisis, and for the purpose of reducing the risk of spreading the virus, both COFECE and IFT have decided that, from March 23 to April 17, 2020, the running all time periods in proceedings being processed by these authorities will be suspended. However, for the purpose of containing the economic impact of these measures on the country’s economy and the sectors they regulate, both bodies have excluded the following proceedings from the suspension and these may be processed electronically.

II. COFECE EXCEPTIONS

(i) Concentration notices; (ii) Opinions on bidding proceedings; (iii) Issuing licenses, concessions, permits and other similar items; and (iv) Providing concentration notices that legally must be submitted to COFECE.

III. IFT EXCEPTIONS

(i) Request for registration of rates in the Concessions Public Registry, through the Tariff Registry Electronic System, for the public using telecommunication services; (ii) Electronic request for authorization of rates for final users of telecommunication services to final users, applicable to the preponderant economic agent and to economic agents with substantial market power in the telecommunications sector; (iii) Request for registration in the Concessions Public Registry; (iv) Request for authorization of assignments of rights to geographical and non-geographical numbering; (v) Filing of complaints related to the provision of telecommunication services; (vi) Attention to matters related to harmful interference and other irregularities and disturbances arising in the systems employed for the provision of telecommunication and broadcasting services; and (vii) Procurement proceedings related to public bidding and invitations to bid made to at least three persons with regards to acquisitions, leases and services. Both COFECE and the IFT will remain open for submissions at all times during this period and these will be considered as submitted on the first day on which the time periods are resumed.

 

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