On 20 April 2023, a bill of law was published, approval pending, to amend the Federal Consumer Protection Law to prohibit suppliers of goods, products or services from charging a commission or additional fee to consumers when they use a debit or credit card as a payment method instead of cash. The foregoing is motivated by the fact that this practice of some suppliers is detrimental to the consumers’ economy and discourages the use of debit or credit cards as a payment method. If such legislative proposal is approved, the violation of such prohibition will be sanctioned with a fine of MXN 311.73 to MXN 997,568.98 (around 17 to 55,500 USD).
If approved, the decree will enter into force on the day following its publication in the Official Gazette of the Federation.
If the legislative proposal is approved, suppliers of goods, products or services that accept debit or credit cards as a payment method must refrain from charging commissions, additional charges or equivalent to consumers.