Faq's

What is the Investor Relations Office?
The Investor Relations Office (IRO) was created in 1995 as a result of the increased relevance of enhanced disclosure of economic data, as well as the extended need of investors and analysts to develop a personal and ongoing dialogue with Mexican financial authorities. The Mexican IRO has been recognized by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the International Institute of Finance (IIF) as a prototype of a successful sovereign investor relations program.


Through the Investor Relations Office, observers and investors are able to establish direct contact with Mexican authorities in order to address any information requirement or any basic concern regarding economic and financial data.

 

IRO’s main services:

Maintain and update a website containing information about public finances and the economic situation, as well as economic and financial statistics, past conference calls (available in audio), and links to other related sites and contacts.

 

Mass distribution by electronic mail of the Government’s Economic Reports, as well as other relevant economic information.

 

Conduct quarterly teleconferences with government officials.

 

Respond to investor inquiries about public finances and the economic situation.

 

 

Which areas constitute the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit?

 Under secretariat of Finance and Public Credit (Subsecretaria de Hacienda y Crédito Público)
+52 (55) 36 88 12 93


Office of the Intern Comptroller (Contraloría de la SHCP)
+52 (55) 36 88 97 01


Under secretariat of Revenues (Subsecretaría de Ingresos)
+52 (55) 36 88 13 10


National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics (INEGI) (Instituto Nacional de Estadística Geografía e Informática)
+52 (55) 57 22 55 36


Tax Administration Service (Servicio de Administración Tributaria SAT)
+52 (55) 58 02 40 00


Under secretariat of Expenditures (Subsecretaria de Egresos)
+52 (55) 36 88 52 94


Federal Treasury (Tesorería de la Federación)
+52 (55) 36 88 51 98


Main Administrative Office (Procuraduría Fiscal de la Federación)
+52 (55) 36 88 59 76
+52 (55) 36 88 59 77


Press Communications Office (Unidad de Comunicación Social)
+52 (55) 36 88 58 17

 

 

Where is the IRO located in the Ministry’s organization chart?

The IRO is part of the General Direction of Economic Policy at the Under Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit.

Ministry of Finance´s Organization Chart

 

 

What is the IRO’s address?

The IRO’s address is:

Av. Insurgentes Sur No. 1971
(Plaza Inn), Torre 3, Piso 10
Col. Guadalupe Inn,
Del. Álvaro Obregón
México, D.F., C.P. 01020

Tel. (52) (55) 36 88 14 59
Fax. (52) (55) 36 88 13 16
e-mail: ori@hacienda.gob.mx

alberto_gallegos@hacienda.gob.mx
(52) (55) 36 88 14 59

 

Is it possible to carry out transactions related to the Ministry of Finance (tax registrations, tax payments, custom authorizations) through the IRO?

No. The main purpose of the IRO is to provide economic and financial information about Mexico.

 

For tax issues please contact the Tax Administration Service (SAT).

 

For customs issues please contact the General Administration of Customs, which is the public entity in charge of custom services. The General Administration of Customs provides information on import and/or export requirements, authorizations, duties and taxes.

 

For trade issues please contact the Ministry of Economy, which is the public entity in charge of regulating domestic and foreign trade.

 

Additionally you may contact the Mexican Bank of Foreign Trade (Bancomext), which provides useful information on business financing, business opportunities related to trade, training and counseling. Bancomext also discloses a valuable and comprehensive investor guide.

 

For other issues please consult Precisa, the Internet site that contains contact information from the Federal Public Administration and works as a search engine.

 

If you want to make a specific transaction with the government, you may consult Tramitanet. This Internet site contains plenty of information on several governmental procedures aimed at providing the public with agile mechanisms for carrying out governmental transactions.

 


Can the IRO provide me information on starting a business in Mexico?

No. In order to obtain information on starting a business in Mexico you should contact the Ministry of Economy. The Ministry of Economy is the public institution in charge of issues regarding domestic and international trade. Its website contains useful and comprehensive guidelines for starting a business in more than 200 Mexican cities. The Ministry of the Economy also provides advice and information on business opportunities and implements promotional programs.

 

Additionally, you may contact the Mexican Bank of Foreign Trade (Bancomext), which provides useful information on business financing, business opportunities related to trade, training and counseling. Bancomext also discloses a valuable and comprehensive investor guide.

 


Can the IRO provide me information on the requirements for import and/or export activities in Mexico?

No. The main purpose of the IRO is to provide economic and financial information about Mexico. The Ministry of Economy is the public institution in charge of issues regarding domestic and international trade. Its website contains useful and comprehensive guidelines for starting a business in more than 200 Mexican cities. The Ministry of the Economy also provides advice and information on business opportunities and implements promotional programs.

 

For customs issues related to import activities please contact the General Administration of Customs which is the public entity in charge of custom services. The General Administration of Customs provides information on import and/or export requirements, authorizations, duties and taxes.

 

Additionally, you may contact the Mexican Bank of Foreign Trade (Bancomext) which provides useful information on business financing, business opportunities related to trade, training and counseling. Bancomext also discloses a valuable and comprehensive investor guide.

 


Can the IRO provide me information on investment opportunities in Mexico?

The IRO provides economic and financial information about Mexico that is useful for investors from a macroeconomic point of view. However, the IRO does not provide information on specific investment opportunities in Mexico.

 

To obtain information on starting a business in Mexico, please contact the Ministry of Economy. The Ministry of Economy is the public institution in charge of issues regarding domestic and international trade. Its website contains useful and comprehensive guidelines for starting a business in more than 200 Mexican cities. The Ministry of Economy also provides advice and information on business opportunities and implements promotional programs.

 

Also, you may contact the General Administration of Customs, which is the public entity in charge of custom services. Its website contains plenty information on regulations and procedures on import and/or export requirements, authorizations, duties and taxes. It also has available contact data from the area and an inbox for e-mail inquires.

 

Additionally, you may contact the Mexican Bank of Foreign Trade (Bancomext), which provides useful information on business financing, business opportunities related to trade, training and counseling. Bancomext also discloses a valuable and comprehensive investor guide.

 


Does the IRO assist people in promoting products or services?

The IRO maintains an intense dialogue with Mexico observers and investors, providing information about the Mexican economy with the purpose of enhancing the information available for their decision making process. By providing this information, the IRO contributes to the promotion of overall investment in Mexico. However, the IRO does not undertake promotional activities that are specific to certain products or sectors.

 

For promotional services you may contact the Ministry of Economy and the Mexican Bank of Foreign Trade (Bancomext).


Where can I find public finance and public debt statistics?

Public Finance and Public Debt Statistics are located at www.hacienda.gob.mx, please follow the instructions:

  • Click on the left menu: Finanzas Públicas
  • Estadísticas de Finanzas y Deuda Pública: you may choose series, tables or data.

 


Where can I find a detailed breakdown of the public sector borrowing requirements?

Public Finance and Public Debt Statistics are located at www.hacienda.gob.mx, please follow the instrucions:

For obtaining the Publilc Sector Borrowing Requirements, please follow the instructions:

  • Click on the left menu: Finanzas Públicas
  • Estadísticas de Finanzas Públicas
  • Información Trimestral y Semestral
  • Requerimientos Financieros del Sector Público (RFSP)

 


Where can I find a methodological note about the public sector borrowing requirements?

For obtaining information about the methodology of the Publilc Sector Borrowing Requirements, please follow the instructions:

  • Click on the left menu: Finanzas Públicas
  • Estadísticas de Finanzas Públicas
  • Comentarios y Metodologías
  • Metodologías
  • Requerimientos Financieros del Sector / Nota Metodológica

 


Where can I find official fiscal and macroeconomic projections?

The Ministry of Finance and Public Credit elaborated the National Program to Finance Development 2002-2006 (PRONAFIDE) which contains the government medium-term economic strategy.

 

Additionally, the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit elaborates anually the Economic Policy Guidelines (EPG) which includes the main macroeconomic and fiscal projections for the following year.

 

This documents are available at the Ministry’s web site www.hacienda.gob.mx

  • Programa Nacional de Financiamiento del Desarrollo
  • Política de Egresos – Criterios Generales de Política Económica

 

and/or at the IRO’s web site www.hacienda.gob.mx/ori/index.html

  • Economic Programs

 

 


Where can I find information about current legislation?

The Ministry of Finance’s website contains a dedicated section that reports current legislation (regulations, legal dispositions, rules, decrees, etc) on the Ministry’s main activities. Additional legal information may be found at other Mexican authorities’ websites:

 

Secretariat of the Interior

Secretaría de Gobernación (SG)

Bank of Mexico

Banco de México (Banxico)

National Banking and Securities Commission

Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNBV)

Institute for the Protection of Bank Savings

Instituto de Protección al Ahorro Bancario (IPAB)

National Pension System Commission

Comisión Nacional del Sistema de Ahorro para el Retiro (CONSAR)

National Insurance and Bonding Commission

Comisión Nacional de Seguros y Fianzas (CNSF)

National Comisión for the Protection and Defense of Financial Services Users (CONDUSEF).

Comisión Nacional para la Protección y Defensa de los Usuarios de Servicios Financieros


Where can I find information on the Mexican economy?

The Ministry of Finance’s webpage contains the following information:

  • Quarterly Reports on the Economic Situation, Public Finances and Public Debt.
  • Monthly Reports on Public Finances and Public Debt.
  • Economic and Financial data.
  • The Government’s Economic Programs.
  • Public Debt Documents
  • The Ministry of Finance’s press releases since 1995. (available only in Spanish)
  • A list of financial institutions that are officially registered at the Ministry of Finance. (available only in Spanish)
  • The Ministry’s official requirements to establish a financial institution in Mexico. (available only in Spanish)
  • Regulations and legal dispositions. (available only in Spanish)

 

Additionally, you may contact the following institutions for further information:

 

Bank of Mexico (Banxico): Its website contains Banxico’s publications and speeches as well as information on our currency and on monetary and exchange rate policies. It also has foreign exchange market data, interest rates, monetary and financial aggregates, prices, etc.

 

Banco de México (Banxico)

 

National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV): Its website contains legal dispositions issued by this agency to regulate the performance of banks and securities. It also has a wide section of statistics that contains historical and present information of each financial institution that is currently registered with the CNBV.

 

Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNBV)

 

Institute for the Protection of Bank Savings (IPAB): Its website contains an investor dedicated section, press releases and the IPAB’s financial results.

 

Instituto de Protección al Ahorro Bancario (IPAB)

 

Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV): Its website contains information on companies listed in the BMV as well as information on regulations regarding the BMV.

 

Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV)

 

National Insurance and Bonding Commission (CNSF): Its website contains legal dispositions issued by this agency to regulate the insurance and bonding sector. It also has a section of data and statistics.

 

Comisión Nacional de Seguros y Fianzas

 

National Pension System Commission (CONSAR): Its website contains the Law of Retirement Savings System (Ley SAR) and legal dispositions issued by this agency in order to regulate the performance of the private pension fund managers. It also has a section that contains data related to the pension system, a contact directory and useful links to other sites.

 

Comisión Nacional del Sistema de Ahorro para el Retiro (CONSAR)

 

National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Financial Services Users (CONDUSEF): Its website provides detailed information about the requirements you need to fulfill in order to present a formal complain against a financial institution.

 

Comisión Nacional Para la Protección y Defensa de los Usuarios de Servicios Financieros (CONDUSEF)


Where can I find technical notes or descriptions of domestic debt instruments?

Bank of Mexico (Banxico) acts as the official financial agent of the Federal Government.

 

Its website contains technical information of each domestic instrument issued by the Federal Government (Cetes, Bondes, Fixed-rate bonds, Udibonos, etc), as well as the legal dispositions for primary auctions.

 


Where can I find the legal dispositions for participating in the Government’s primary auctions?

Bank of Mexico (Banxico) acts as the official financial agent of the Federal Government.

 

Its website contains technical information of each domestic instrument issued by the Federal Government (Cetes, Bondes, Fixed-rate bonds, Udibonos, etc), as well as the legal dispositions for primary auctions.


Where can I the official requirements of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit to establish a financial institution in Mexico?

The oficial requirements are located at:

http://www.apps.cofemer.gob.mx/buscador/nuevo_tree.asp?org=SHCP&view=20&page=12
(The information is available only in Spanish)

Última actualización:
17 de Octubre de 2010
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