The Secretary of Economy, Tatiana Clouthier, recognized that “they pulled their ears” for proposing a vehicular verification that could represent a cost for the citizens.
At a press conference, he said that the objective of all the policies of the current administration is to facilitate and expedite trade at no cost, referring to the government’s attempt to reduce all types of charges that could intensify the inflation that Mexico is already suffering from (and the world).
The official referred to the verification to find possible mechanical failures in vehicles established by NOM-236, officially published in the Official Gazette of the Federation. This morning, President López Obrador said he was unaware of the matter and that he did not approve anything related to extra charges for motorists.
Jesús Cantú, head of the Regulations, Competitiveness and Competition Unit, said that the NOM has not entered into force and did not represent any additional procedure. He explained that the goal of the policy was to save lives and eliminate costs related to accidents.
He clarified that the costs of the reviews were not going to benefit the government but only to pay for the verifications.
He said that now they will seek to maintain the process for free.