Luxury and fashion—Mexico—Q&A guide [Archived, 2020 edition]

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  • Luxury and fashion—Mexico—Q&A guide [Archived, 2020 edition]
  • 1. What is the current state of the luxury fashion market in your jurisdiction?
  • 2. What legal framework governs the development, manufacture and supply chain for fashion goods? What are the usual contractual arrangements for these relationships?
  • 3. What legal framework governs distribution and agency agreements for fashion goods?
  • 4. What are the most commonly used distribution and agency structures for fashion goods, and what contractual terms and provisions usually apply?
  • 5. Do any special import and export rules and restrictions apply to fashion goods?
  • 6. What are the requirements and disclosure obligations in relation to corporate social responsibility and sustainability for fashion and luxury brands in your jurisdiction? What due diligence in this regard is advised or required?
  • 7. What occupational health and safety laws should fashion companies be aware of across their supply chains?
  • 8. What legal framework governs the launch of an online fashion marketplace or store?
  • 9. How does e-commerce implicate retailers’ sourcing and distribution arrangements (or other contractual arrangements) in your jurisdiction?
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Luxury and fashion—Mexico—Q&A guide [Archived, 2020 edition]

This Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to luxury and fashion in Mexico published as part of the Lexology Getting the Deal Through series by Law Business Research (published: March 2021).

Authors: Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enriquez SC—Begoña Cancino

1. What is the current state of the luxury fashion market in your jurisdiction?

According to figures obtained by Statista Digital & Consumer Market Outlook, accessible through www.statista.com, revenue in the luxury fashion segment in Mexico amounts to US$545,000,000 in 2021 and the market is expected to grow annually by 3.48 per cent between 2021 and 2025. The largest segment is Luxury Apparel with a volume of US$380,000,000 in 2021. The most notable market players are LVMH (with brands such as Louis Vuitton), Kering (Gucci, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent and other brands), Ralph Lauren and PVH (Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger).

2. What legal framework governs the development, manufacture and supply chain for fashion goods? What are the usual contractual arrangements for these relationships?

These include:

  1. The Mexican Constitution http://www.diputados.gob.mx/LeyesBiblio/pdf_mov/Constitucion_Politica.pdf;

  2. Code of Commerce http://www.diputados.gob.mx/LeyesBiblio/pdf_mov/Codigo_de_Comercio.pdf Federal Tax Code http://www.diputados.gob.mx/LeyesBiblio/pdf_mov/Codigo_Fiscal_de_la_Federacion.pdf;

  3. Customs Law http://www.diputados.gob.mx/LeyesBiblio/pdf_mov/Ley_Aduanera.pdf ;

  4. Foreign Trade Law http://www.diputados.gob.mx/LeyesBiblio/pdf_mov/Ley_de_Comercio_Exterior.pdf;

  1. General Import and Export Tax Law http://www.diputados.gob.mx/LeyesBiblio/pdf_mov/Ley_de_los_Impuestos_Generales_de_Importacion_y_de_Exportacion.pdf;

  1. Federal Law for the Protection of Industrial Property and Regulations http://www.diputados.gob.mx/LeyesBiblio/pdf_mov/Ley_Federal_de_Proteccion_a_la_Propiedad_Industrial.pdf;

  2. Federal Copyright Law and Regulations http://www.diputados.gob.mx/LeyesBiblio/pdf_mov/Ley_Federal_del_Derecho_de_Autor.pdf;

  3. General Health Law http://www.diputados.gob.mx/LeyesBiblio/pdf_mov/Ley_General_de_Salud.pdf;

  4. Regulations of the General Health Law on Sanitary Control of Activities,

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