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Mexico

April 15, 2022

This assessment report examines Mexico’s mining laws and policies and makes recommendations for policy reform and improvement.

The Mexican mining sector is large, diverse, and well established. Mexico leads the world in silver production and is a top-10 producer of 17 minerals. The government manages 24,000 mining concessions.

This assessment and report were completed the request of the Mexican government to assesses the country’s preparedness and capacity to implement the IGF’s Mining Policy Framework (MPF), focusing on six key mining policy areas.

The IGF assessment team reviewed mining laws, policies, and contracts and visited the country to conduct interviews and field visits. This report identifies key strengths, weaknesses, and recommendations for better mining laws and policies to promote a more sustainable mining sector in Mexico.