Government & Legal Compliance Services in Mexico

Part of Shelter Program

A Shelter is a legal and logistical solution that allows the manufacturers to benefit from Mexico’s cost-saving opportunities. The services provided as part of the Tecma Shelter:

Following rules and regulations in the areas of labor, tax, and customs law, as well as environmental and health and safety regulations is challenging. Tecma will keep you in compliance.

Expert compliance services by trained industry professionals

Governmental Compliance of Tecma

Our Mexico compliance services are customized to meet the unique needs of your company, regardless of size and industry.

This ensures the provision of cost-saving and risk-reducing solutions. Our goal is to meet the complex regulatory requirements of your business through comprehensive evaluations, the advancement of internal controls, and the implementation of technology and practical solutions. We have an unbroken 35+ year track record of meeting our clients’ compliance needs.

  • Prevent costly fines and sanctions

    Governmental organs such as Mexican Social Security, SEMARNAT (Mexico’s counterpart to the EPA), and Mexican Customs impose costly penalties on companies that violate rules and regulations. Tecma’s experts work diligently to ensure that you avoid fines and sanctions.

  • Reduce organizational risks

    Using Tecma’s compliance services to avoid legal troubles that can cost your company millions of dollars will reduce your risks. Funds that are saved through compliance with Mexican rules and regulations are funds that can be used for productive purposes.

  • Enhance your reputation with regulators

    Your strict adherence to the many, and sometimes complex, rules and regulations required to conduct manufacturing operations in Mexico will demonstrate to government officials that your company is worthy of trust. In Mexico, such manufacturers enjoy special benefits and privileges.

  • Lower costs and increase productivity

    Tecma’s well-designed compliance programs will ultimately save your company money, create a more productive and healthier working environment for your employees, and result in better outcomes when government agency compliance audits and reviews are performed.

Part of Shelter Program

A Shelter is a legal and logistical solution that allows the manufacturers to benefit from Mexico’s cost-saving opportunities. The services provided as part of the Tecma Shelter:

Tecma takes care of important compliance details for you

Mexican Social Security (IMSS)

Missing prescribed payments to Mexican Social Security (IMMS) results in fines. This fund covers hospital expenses, medical care, surgery, and medication. IMSS operates under the Mexican Secretariat of Health. Tecma makes government-mandated monthly contributions for each employee.

Worker Housing (INFONAVIT)

INFONAVIT is the main Mexican state institution for ensuring that families obtain adequate housing. INFONAVIT compliance consists of payments that are 5% of the employees’ base salary. They must be made every two months by the 17th day.

Retirement Savings System (SAR)

Tecma makes mandatory payments to Mexico’s retirement income system (SAR). SAR has three components: a means-tested age pension called 65+; a mandatory defined contribution system with a minimum pension; and other individual and occupational private plans.

Mexican Tax Authority (SAT)

Tecma client companies enjoy reduced risk related to keeping records of online digital tax receipts (CFDIs). These are digital versions of paper invoices that are encrypted, bear digital signatures that verify their origin and authenticity.

Environmental Secretariat (SEMARNAT)

Active Mexican legislation covering environmental issues is governed by the General Law of Ecological Balance and Environmental Protection (LGEEPA). Tecma compliance professionals work together with you to make sure that your company adheres to the law’s environmental guidelines.

Mexican Labor Law

Tecma staff has been trained in changes made to Mexican labor law under the United States-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement. Tecma carries the risk associated with the protection of worker rights, including the right to join or not join a union.

Mexican Customs Law

Compliance with customs law requires highly trained individuals. Failure to abide by Mexican customs legislation can result in the levying of significant fines and penalties. Tecma is responsible for generating pedimentos, Mexico’s shipping manifest, as well as commercial invoices.

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Just what is a Mexican Shelter for Manufacturers?


Perhaps you have a robust manufacturing operation in the US, but want to move manufacturing to Mexico to reduce costs. Opening a factory in a foreign country is layered in bureaucratic complexities, liabilities, and logistics hassle.

A shelter is a legal structure already established in Mexico under which you can operate as a division. This allows you to focus only on core functions while the shelter company handles everything from tax compliance to import/export to accounting and HR.

Find out how Mexican Shelter reduces your manufacturing costs