Mexico’s Ambassador to Japan, Claude Heller, signed ACTA on July 12, 2012. A press release by the Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial (IMPI), said that the agreement aims to “provide Mexican people with a sound international protection of their intellectual property rights, to attract new investments, to ensure the existing work flows, to increase the creation of formal jobs and to foster the creativity, innovation and competitiveness of our enterprises.” It further asserts that ACTA “does not contravene the Human Rights acknowledged in our Constitution and in International Treaties to which Mexico is a party.”
However, the legislature still must ratify ACTA for it to take effect, and the current legislature is opposed. The Senate has explicitly said it will not ratify the agreement. A new legislature will come into office in September, and there is speculation that ACTA may be used as a bargaining chip when the new legislature convenes.
In the executive branch, the Comisión Federal de Telecomunicaciones has also recommended against ratification.