MEXICO CITY, May 14 (Reuters) - Mexico's government on Thursday appeared to push back by two weeks the date when automotive factories can get back to work, creating confusion about when they can restart supply chains that are tied to U.S. manufacturing.
The government on Wednesday had indicated the sector would start reopening on Monday, May 18 and published advice to that effect in a page in its official gazette.
The government later withdrew the page from the gazette without clarifying whether it would affect the dates of the restart. On Thursday, it published fresh instructions in the gazette indicating the industry would not reopen until June 1. (Reporting by Sharay Angulo and Anthony Esposito; editing by Frank Jack Daniel and Grant McCool)