In a recent development, the private sector has raised concerns about the cancellation of several Mexican Official Standards (NOMs) projects that have a significant impact on the industry. These projects were identified in the National Quality Infrastructure Program and Supplement, which were recently published by the Ministry of Economy.
Santiago Betancourt, the vice-president of Normativity at the National Commission of Competitiveness and Regulatory Improvement of Coparmex, expressed particular worry about the cancellation of NOMs in the health sector. According to Betancourt, there are currently 35 NOMs in force that have been canceled without undergoing the necessary study and without meeting the required five-year duration mandated by law. These canceled NOMs include those related to controlling diseases like diabetes, obesity, cholera, and mental health, among others.