Mexico · Decision · Judicial

Santa Clara, S.A. de C.V. v. Government

Issue:

In 2020, plaintiff filed an amparo measure against the Modification of the Mexican Official Norm that regulates the General labelling specifications for pre-packaged food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Summary:

In a public decision draft, the Second Chamber of the Court held the constitutionality of the norm.

It considered that the Modification of the Mexican Norm did not require reinforced motivation during the legislative process, because the plaintiff is not subject to the right to health, which is a requirement to claim the absence of a reinforced motivation of laws.

The Second Chamber also considered that the Modification of the Mexican Norm passed the proportionality test.

Finally, the Second Chamber of the Court dismissed the arguments of the plaintiff in which it argues procedural violations.