PENALTIES FOR NOT SUSPENDING PHASE 3 ACTIVITIES
Before the health declaration announced on Tuesday 21 April 2020 as the “phase 3” derived from the COVID-coronavirus epidemic19, the Mexican government has established the suspension of activities for businesses or companies that are not essential to withstand the contingency we are going through.
However, the reality is that businesses are suffering a severe economic crisis, which is not the best option, which is why, despite the call made by the government of Mexico, businesses are reluctant to comply with the measures established by the federal health authorities.
But what if I didn’t carry out the suspension of activities? Well, according to Articles 134-139-147-181-182-183-184-419-420-422 of the General Health Act, if the measures are not attacked, companies may be fined 2,000 to 16,000 times the AMU, which by 2020 corresponds to an amount of ($173,000.00 to $1,390,080.00).
Regardless of the fine that could be generated by the federal health authority, the local authorities will also be able to impose a fine that derives according to the state in which your business is established, for the businesses of Mexico City the fine may range from 351 to 2,500 times the UMA, which for 220 corresponds to an amount of ($30,494.88 to $217,200.00)
So, if your business is still operating and you didn’t make the suspension of activities decreed by the federal government, you should consider that you could be subject to these two fines.
If you want to know more about it, contact Bandala | Díaz | García to be able to advise you on the implications that your business might suffer. Likewise, we invite you to know our social networks where you can keep informed with relevant news that can be of help.