How Much Are COFEPRIS Fines?
The fines imposed by COFEPRIS (Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks) in Mexico can vary significantly depending on the nature and severity of the infraction. Health legislation establishes minimum and maximum ranges for financial sanctions, which are updated periodically and may be subject to change.
For general reference, as of my last update in April 2023, Fines could range from a few thousand to millions of Mexican pesos., depending on factors such as:
- The risk to public health that the violation represents.
- The recurrence or severity of the offense.
- The economic benefit obtained by the offender from the illicit conduct.
- The damage or harm caused to consumers or the population.
For example, minor infractions can result in relatively low fines, while serious violations of health regulations, such as the manufacture or sale of pharmaceutical products without authorization, can carry very high financial penalties, in addition to other legal consequences such as closure of the establishment, the cancellation of health records, or even criminal actions against those responsible.
It is important to consult current and specific regulations to obtain accurate information on current fines, as these values are regularly adjusted to reflect changes in the country's health and economic policy. For exact and updated details, it is recommended to consult directly with COFEPRIS or a legal professional specialized in health regulation in Mexico.