These days have been of tension within the Mexican political and technological panorama, since as part of the 2021 economic package the Chamber of Deputies approved a series of adjustments that have the potential to negatively impact the use of internet in national territory.
In addition to approving the increase in fees for the rights to use the Radioelectric spectrum (event for which he spoke out against the Federal Telecommunications Institute itself, the body that carries out the bidding processes), the deputies also approved to block digital service providers resident abroad that do not comply with the payment of VAT.
Within the 2021 economic package come mechanisms to ensure that all digital service providers understand VAT e ISR, and in case they fail to comply, the blocking of their respective platforms is foreseen.
That means that digital services like Netflix, Spotify The Uber, who do not have their residence in the country, would be subject to this new provision.
The situation has caused the Internet MX Association rule on the matter, saying that blocking access to digital service providers through the Internet would be in detriment only to Mexican users.
The Association maintains that Internet has become a essential piece for Mexicans, along with services such as water and electricity, so the implementation of an excessive measure like this would only leave in a situation of total vulnerability to users, while the national Internet ecosystem would further mark its lag.
‘Ineffectiveness of this measure that does not contribute to the collection objective and that on the contrary works to the detriment of the digital economy ‘, remarks.
He also notes that for this implementation, in any case, the technical complications of a temporary blockage, the potential violations of the T-MEC and the fiscal legal framework.
Approval was turned over to Senate of the Republic for review, where it should be resolved in the next few days.