The International Trade Practices Unit (UPCI) of the Ministry of Economy is the Mexican Government's administrative unit responsible for investigating unfair international trade and safe harbor practices.
The UPCI participates internationally in the defense of rulings issued by the Ministry of Economy and provides assistance to Mexican exporters affected by investigations conducted by foreign governments.
Among the functions of the UPCI are:
a) To process and resolve investigations on unfair international trade practices, and determine the countervailing duties resulting from those investigations;
b) To process and resolve investigations on safe harbor measures;
c) To offer assistance to Mexican exporters in investigations on unfair international trade and safe harbor practices abroad;
d) To participate in the defense of rulings issued by the Ministry of Economy before the alternative dispute resolution mechanisms derived from the trade treaties in which Mexico participates; and
e) To act as a technical reference unit for the Ministry of Economy and other Mexican government agencies on matters within their competence and international trade negotiations.