Mexico’s Mining Fiscal Regime: H1 2014

Mexico has rich mineral deposits including silver, gold, barite, zinc, lead and manganese. The main mining provinces in Mexico are Sonora, Coahuila, Zacatecas, Chihuahua, Baja California Sur, San Luis Potosí, Durango and Guanajuato. The mining industry is governed by several governing bodies, among which the Ministry of Economy is the apex body involved in the functioning of the other governing bodies. The Mining Law (Ley Minera) is the main governing law in the Mexican mining industry.


The report outlines Mexico's governing laws, mining concessions, mining concessions rights and obligations and key fiscal terms which includes royalty, income tax, capital gains tax, tax incentives, withholding tax, depreciation rates, other taxes, loss carry forward, deductions and VAT.

Key Highlights

• The General Mining Coordination provides the regulatory framework to provide legal security for resolutions passed, and ensures the free movement of individuals in the exploration and exploitation of the nation’s mineral resources.

• The Ministry of Economy is the main federal institution that promotes economic growth and employment generation in the country.

• The Mexican Mining Chamber represents the general interests of the mining and metallurgical industry in the country.

• The Fideicomiso de Fomento Minero (FIFOMI) was formed as a part of the Ministry of Economy. FIFOMI works to strengthen and integrate the mining industry and its activities.

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary 1

2 Mexico’s, Governing Bodies 4

2.1 Ministry of Economy 4

2.2 General Mining Coordination 4

2.3 The Mexican Mining Chamber (Cámara Minera de México-CAMIMEX) 4

2.4 Mining Development Trust (Fideicomiso de Fomento Minero, FIFOMI) 4

2.5 The Mexican Geological Survey 4

3 Mexico’s, Governing Laws 5

3.1 Mining Law 5

3.2 Environmental Law 5

4 Mexico’s, Mining Concession 6

4.1 Mining Concession 6

5 Mexico’s, Mining Concessions Rights and Obligations 7

5.1 Rights 7

5.2 Obligations 7

6 Mexico’s, Key Fiscal Terms 8

6.1 Mexico, Mining Royalty 8

6.2 Corporate Income Tax 8

6.3 Capital Gain Tax 8

6.4 Tax Incentive 8

6.5 Withholding Tax 8

6.6 Depreciation Rates 8

6.7 Other Taxes 9

6.7.1 Real Estate Transfer Tax (RETT) 9

6.7.2 Real Estate Holding Tax (REHT) 9

6.8 Loss Carry Forward 9

6.9 Deduction 9

6.10 Value Added Tax (VAT) 9

7 Appendix 10

7.1 What is this Report About? 10

7.2 Methodology 10

7.3 Secondary Research 10

7.4 Primary Research 10

7.5 Contact GlobalData 11

7.6 About GlobalData 11

7.7 GlobalData’s Services 12

7.8 Disclaimer 13

List of Tables

Table 1: Mining Industry in Mexico, Fiscal Regime Terms and Other Taxes 1

Table 2: Mining Industry in Mexico, Withholding Tax Rates (%), 2014 8

Table 3: Mining Industry in Mexico, Depreciation Tax Rates (%), 2014 8

List of Figures


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