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Mexico creates confusion, announces auto factories will reopen June 1

Mexican officials appear to delay restart of auto industry, causing confusion and concern among manufacturers.

In the face of a worsening health crisis, the Mexican government announced that auto factories may reopen on June 1, and not Monday as originally announced.

The new decree is a reversal from Mexican President Andres Manuel Obrador’s recent announcement that construction, mining and auto manufacturing would be considered “essential activities,” and could resume next week.

The new decree to restart factories June 1 came as a surprise to many auto industry officials who were expecting to open next week.

“What they did was not a misprint, they changed the agreement on us. The plants cannot start operating on [Monday],” Eduardo Solís, a member of the board of directors of the Mexico’s Confederation of Industrial Chambers (CONCAMIN) said in news outlet Expansion. “It seems to me that this was the result of the struggle that exists in the government between the health issue and the economic issue.”

Solís added that many auto factories in Mexico were ready to resume operations by Monday, and that delaying the start may harm supply chains between factories in Mexico and the U.S.

“Honda restarted operations in the U.S. but is already considering closing the plant again because they cannot receive parts from Mexico,” Solís said. “We run the risk of losing this status of ‘reliable partner’ that has cost us so much work to build.”

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Noi Mahoney

Noi Mahoney is the Cross-Border Freight Market Reporter for FreightWaves.com. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in English in 1999. Mahoney has more than 20 years experience as a reporter and editor. He has worked for newspapers in Florida, Maryland and Texas.

One Comment

  1. The problem in Mexico auto parts manufacturing is lack of hand washing stations and many of the same cost cutting that makes disease spread a real possibility. The lack of medical care and access for the poor to get tested medical treatment and shelter to isolate in. The auto parts plants to need to pay each workers that get cC 19 70 percent of the average Mexico wage until they are better or turn 65 in the event of death. We have had too many sick at food processing places because lack planning and hand washing and bathrooms.

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