Roadmap

The steps and administrative requirements are shown here to facilitate the understanding of the process

Administrative roadmap of export to Mexico

Determine the tariff fraction of your product

When exporting a product, you must know the code with which it is identified based on the Harmonized System.

This code allows you to determine the tariff regulations and non-tariff restrictions to which your product will be subjected in the importing market.

Make sure your customer-consignee in Mexico, is an 'active importer', otherwise you will need to contract a 'Third Party Importer' services.

Before shipping to Mexico, make sure to partner with a reliable Mexican Customs Broker agency.

Have your importer authorize, upon customs regulations, your Customs Broker (CB) of your choice, otherwise or you may need to use their own CB.

Request to your importer to send to the selected CB the shipments or cargo paperwork: Commercial Invoice, Packing List, Bill of Lading, Material Safety Data Sheet or any other Material’s Certificate if apply

Declare commercial values, even if they're samples or reusable dunnage packaging.

Invoice must have complete Exporter and Importer information including Federal Tax id’s, PO Box is not valid as an address.

Country of Origin, weight, unit of measure for every single item is needed for customs clearance, so make sure to have this info available on your Packing list or on your Commercial Invoice.

Be prepared to pay in advance, before clearing customs, 16% IVA and other Rights or Duty if apply.

If you’ll be responsible for the Mexican freight or transportation, to get an insurance policy to protect your goods, in Mexico, carriers are not liable for any cargo’s damage or looses.

 If you’re planning to export any «trade mark» products, make sure to have the proper Trade Mark licenses.

For all your international shipments use export approve pallets according to the ISPM 15 international regulation

What do importers need to plan for in getting products to Mexico

Be registered in the Federal Taxpayers Registry.

Be up to date with your tax situation.

Have an advanced electronic signature.

Hire a company with experience in customs services.

Register in the registry of importers.

Carry out the order assigned to the customs agent.

Be up to date with your tax situation.

Comply with the payment of applicable contributions and benefits.

Comply with the regulations and non-tariff restrictions that the merchandise is subject to.

Keep inventory control systems with the updated record of merchandise control data, which must be available to the customs authority.

Comply with the transport documents.

Electronically register with the General Administration of Customs the document by which the order is conferred on customs agents so that they act and can carry out their operations.

Obtain the information and documentation necessary to verify the country of origin of origin of the goods for the purposes of tariff preferences and provide them to the customs authorities when they require it.

Deliver the electronic declaration of value, with the elements that make it possible to determine the customs value of the goods.

Pay taxes on foreign trade and, where appropriate, compensatory fees, as well as compliance with other obligations in terms of regulations and non-tariff restrictions.

Find here all the required forms you and your ally need along this process.
Manual for the General Register of Importers