Mexico’s pharmaceutical industry has been performing well in recent years. Both multinational subsidiaries and domestic manufacturers are targeting booming maladies like obesity and diabetes, and taking advantage of the relatively low cost of clinical testing and R&D. But as private sector manufacturers make headlines investing in flashy new laboratories, The Mexican government has been quietly pursuing a regulatory initiative that may soon make an important impact on pharmaceutical manufacturing in the country. Continue reading Mexico seeks entry into pharma practices agreement
The process of implementing a rule change for product labeling that began last year may mean more work and expense for some importers, but so far it’s a little hard to tell exactly where the process stands.
The new rule, which requires additional information on energy consumption for some electric products, is ostensibly aimed at lowering overall energy consumption to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help consumers lower their electric bills. But tracking exactly what is required and when has not been easy.
In September 2010, the Secretaría de Energía published a list of electric appliances for household and commercial uses that will be required to declare the product energy consumption in Spanish on a label directly on the product. Affected products include vacuum cleaners, blenders, coffee makers, juice extractors, air conditioners, refrigerators, microwave ovens, irons and hair dryers, among others. The full list of products can be found here. Continue reading New product labeling rules spark head-scratching