Below is a partial list of commodities from the "Diario Oficial" (official document) that are subject to anti-dumping duties when they are made in the People's Republic of China. All commodities listed in the "Diario Oficial" must have an original Certificate of Origin to verify that the commodity is not manufactured in China. Failure to provide a Certificate of Origin will result in anti-dumping duties. The exact percentage of duty may vary depending on the specific composition of the merchandise.
For shipments which are imported under a quota, a certificate of origin is required.
Many trade agreements accept the origin as listed on the commercial invoice, but some require additional documentation which could include a specific certificate of origin.
NAFTA claims requires a NAFTA-specific certificate of origin.
For EU Trade Agreement claims over EU6000, an Authorized Exporter Number must also be attained to receive duty-free status and the certificate of origin must be presented as an original document, copies are not accepted.
It is not required for all, however shipments can be held by local authority in United Arab Emirates after screening due to lack of MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) or NON DG (Dangerous Goods) declaration letter from the shipper resulting to misconnections and impacting end-to-end service.
It would be advisable for all shipments originating, transiting and terminating for UAE to have MSDS or NON DG declaration from shipper enclosed in the shipment and copies to be uploaded in IDIS.
NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) was established to allow preferential duty treatment for goods manufactured and shipped between the Customs territories of Canada, Mexico, and the United States (including Puerto Rico). The following information applies to commodities manufactured within the NAFTA region only.
For all commercial shipments over 1,000 USD, a completed NAFTA Certificate of Origin, supplied by the shipper, is required in order to qualify for a possible lower rate or elimination of duty.
In order for commercial shipments 1,000 USD or less to qualify for a possible lower rate or elimination of duty, the shipper must provide either:
The shipper also needs to print their name, title and date with a signature on the invoice.
Shipments importing to the U.S. for the sole purpose of personal use do not need the NAFTA Certificate of Origin or the NAFTA Statement "I hereby certify that the goods covered by this shipment qualifies as an originating good for purposes of preferential tariff treatment under the NAFTA." to qualify for NAFTA tariffs. If the goods are made in a NAFTA country or territory and the invoice states "personal use" the shipment will be processed under the NAFTA tariff codes. NAFTA does not exempt goods from Value Added Tax (in Mexico, IVA).
Certificates of Origin may be used for multiple importations of the same goods made in a period not exceeding one year from the issuance date of the Certificate. For more information, please see the following website:
Goods on Carnet will be allowed to stay in Mexico for a period of six months and may request an extension for an additional 6 months. Carnets entering Mexico must also be registered before arrival.
More information is available at www.merchandisepassport.org. Carnets, is an official document which permits certain commodities to be shipped between countries or territories without duties/taxes or posting of bonds for a specified period of time; usually no more than one year. It must accompany the shipment as it moves between countries or territories and must be signed by both the importing and exporting customs.
Customers may call an automated Hotline number to request information and/or an application form. The number to call is 1-800-5-DUTYFREE.
Due to this change and to adhere to the provisions and the local regulations of the Tijuana Customs, we inform you that the following adjustments will be made, so that you can take the necessary precautions and adaptations in your operation.
1) IMPORT OPERATION.
UPS will deliver the shipment to the "Matrix" warehouse and collect the Proof of Delivery (POD).
The customs broker assigned by the client, must request the shipment in "Matrix" to perform the release process. Upon delivery to your customs broker, UPS is not responsible for delivery or additional costs incurred.
The package is in the hands of your customs broker, so you can follow up directly with him.
For us it is very important to help our customers to establish effective import and export strategies, if you want UPS also has a customs clearance service, which gives you visibility from start to finish, if you need more information do not hesitate to contact your executive of account or to 01 800 PIDE UPS.
This indicates the consignee must provide either a Value Declaration form (sent to consignee with the Aviso) or a revised invoice for the package to clear Customs.
If the consignee uses a UPS broker or any other Third Party Broker, all forms listed above are requested by customs. However, when using UPS Brokerage, the consignee does not pay higher fees due to transfer, handling, custody, transportation or warehouse. If a different broker is used, the forms must be completed and there will be higher broker fees. Goods that exceed US$1,000.00 will be subject to tariff restrictions.
If the shipment is less than US$1,000.00 and the consignee does not have an Import License, the above forms must be completed in Spanish.
"Non-regular" importers can not import merchandise manufactured in China.
Mexico limits the quantity of the following commodities for import:
The Mexico government restricts imports of clothing made in the following countries or territories: Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Restrictions may apply for freight collect shipments from the origin country or territory. Contact UPS or the UPS service partner in the origin country or territory prior to shipping.
Intra-Mexico UPS ServicesDomestic Express Saver Service is offered all over the country or territory; Domestic Express Plus 8:30 a.m. and Domestic Express 10:30 a.m. are available only to and from specific zip codes within main cities in Mexico. Shippers within Mexico may call the UPS toll free customer service line at 01-800-90-292-00 for more information regarding the Domestic Express Services. There is a Mexican imposed tariff (known as I.V.A.) for Mexico Domestic rates. Note: See details in the Mexico web page rate chart.
There are special stipulations on the following commodities when shipping to Mexico. If you plan to ship one of the commodities listed below, be sure to adhere to the following stipulations in order to avoid delays and holds at customs.
There are no gift exemptions for Mexico. All goods going into Mexico are subject to the normal duty and tax rates.
The consignee must present the following information for imports of wine or alcholic beverages:
A Customs Broker must arrange clearance (either UPS
broker or the importer's own broker). Alcoholic beverages are not a restricted
commodity, but if the consignee cannot arrange clearance, then UPS will return
any bottles that the contents are less than 24% of alcohol volume to the shipper.
For bottles with more than 24% alcohol volume, UPS will abandon the shipment.
These items are not authorized to be imported with the UPS Standard Service (Colombia & Tijuana)
Accessories made from animal fabrics need a NAFTA certificate of origin if they are manufactured in the NAFTA region or certificate of origin stamped by the origin country or territory or a Mexican consulate if they are manufactured in a non-NAFTA region. They should also have permission from the secretary of Mexico natural resources (Semarnap). Products made from animals in risk of extinction are not allowed to be imported to Mexico.The shipper should also have permission from the Secretary of Mexico Natural Resources (Semarnap). You may not import into Mexico products made from animals at risk of extinction.
All the Food supplements without Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk permit (COFEPRIS) cannot be cleared for any Mexican Customs.
Importing cigars/cigarettes made of chocolate is forbidden
Sweets (Candy, Cookies, Chocolate, etc)Food sold as sweets have additional taxes imposed by the government. To comply with classification, the invoice should list the percentage of sugar of the total product. For example, a candy bar may be 70% sugar by weight. It is also required as part of the Mexican marking requirements.
Candy Cigarettes (chocolate, sugar, etc.) are prohibited to import into Mexico in all forms.
Please note this also applies for any gifts, personal or commercial.
Candy Cigarettes (chocolate, sugar, etc.) are prohibited to import into Mexico in all forms.
Please note this also applies for any gifts, personal or commercial.
These items are not authorized to be imported with the UPS Standard Service (Colombia & Tijuana).
All food supplements without Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk permit,(COFEPRIS, cannot be cleared by Mexican Customs
If the green card is complete, meaning written, then to ship you have to write a visible & legible code "49111099-impresos (printed)". If the green card is not complete, meaning not written, then you have to write "49119903-formas con claro para escribir (clear forms to be written)".
Monterrey and Guadalajara customs prohibits the import of new wheels. Mexico city customs will allow them to import. However, the consignee must present a special certificate called "NICE" when clearing them.
Mexico, or by the shipper from the Mexican Embassy or Consulate in the origin country or territory.
If the shipment includes medicine, a copy of the prescription must be presented with the quantities and doses indicated. Also, please check this Link to ensure any other permissions are understood for importing medicine for personal use.
Any items intended for any other use, such as wholesale or retail sales, business purposes, and/or for distribution are not considered personal effects and cannot be shipped on this basis.
Personal effects or Personal Goods:
Due to Mexican customs restrictions, personal effects / goods will not be accepted to the greater Colombia and Tijuana areas. Shipments containing these commodities will be returned to shipper.
For shipments containing other commodities (e.g. not personal goods and/or effects), UPS must be the broker for U.S. to Mexico Standard service.
Please refer to the link MX Port Contact List to verify which ports have restrictions regarding personal effects
For Small Pack shipments >US$1000 or all SCS shipments, the consignee must have the following requirements:
In order to avoid incorrect customs declarations at import, it is mandatory that the exporter provide all the detailed information about the shoes (what kind of leather, what material used for soles and uppers, if are sport shoes, sandals, boots and if are for children, women or men). Duties and taxes will be determined with this info.The only authorized ports to import shoes are:
There are no restrictions for export shipments.
Some ports in Mexico do not allow import of textiles via Small Package. Please refer to the MX Port Contact
List to assure accepted in the port for your customer.
Used Clothing:Used clothing can be imported only if the consignee left clothes behind in another country or territory while traveling, and the
used clothing is for personal use. The consignee must present an airline ticket or passport to demonstrate that he or she has recently returned to
Mexico from traveling abroad.
Declaration on bringing and taking money in cash and/or securities form (Spanish & English) may be found at the following link:
Products considered as vulnerable:
The Mexican Official Standards (NOM) are mandatory for the importation and trade of tires, tubes or valves for motor vehicle wheels.
At the NYCE web page ( http://www.nyce.org.mx/ ) the Conformity Certificate for the following Mexican Official Standards (NOM) may be found: NOM-086/1-SCFI-2011, NOM-086-SCFI-2010, NOM-121-SCFI-2004, NOM-134-SCFI-1999.
If a Letter of No Commercialization of Goods is presented, then it will not be necessary to fulfill with the enunciated standard.
Goods made of heat-treated or processed wood (plywood), require only the Ocular Inspection (RV) approval, here.
There are no gift exemptions for this destination country or territory. All goods going into Mexico are subject to the normal duty and tax rates.
All consignees are required to be registered with the Mexican Tax Authority (SAT) to be able to import or export in Mexico.
For Small Package moves, UPS will act as the importer of record up to US$1000 for businesses and US$5000 for individuals. This excludes goods which require special licensing or where Mexican law prevents UPS from acting as the importer/exporter.
For processes on how to register a business or an importer and for commodities which may require additional licensing, see overview here.
Invoices must be typed in English and/or Spanish.
Starting July 1, 2016, for commercial exports (goods which are being sold to another party), MX Customs requires electronic filing of the commercial invoice for all formal entries (pedimento A1). This is called CFDI (Comprobante Fiscal Digital Impreso). Additionally, starting January 1, 2017, numerous additional elements will be required to be transmitted.
Detailed information can be located here.
Important note: If there is any information that allows to identify the goods individually (serial numbers, parts, brand, model), these must be entered on the invoice. The point-of-sale value of the merchandise and the consignees tax identification number (RFC number) must be included. Visible corrections on invoices will not be accepted
The consignees phone number is required on all documentation. Invoices on company letterhead or Online UPS invoices (Worldship) are preferred. All other types of invoices could cause shipments to be delayed in Customs.
The commodity information has been validated as current/correct as of August 2016. All rule apply to BOTH UPS Small Package and UPS Supply Chain commodities. Differences are noted.
In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Mexico.
Click here to request the Sectorial Import License
" >Click here to request the COFEPRIS permit
This applies to both blank and encoded credit cards, and also applies for both personal and commercial shipments.
Check the MX Port Contact List to ensure the port accepts credit cards.
Saturday Delivery Available: Yes
Not available in all areas. Always check the international time in transit system for details of service availability within a country or territory.
(Not available in all areas. Always check the international time in transit system for details of service availability within a country or territory)
UPS offers Saturday delivery to selected postal codes in Mexico. The package must be shipped WW Express Saver and the shipper at the origin country or territory must place a "Saturday Delivery" sticker on the package. Always check the international time in transit system for details of service availability within a country or territory.
Always check Calculate Time and Cost for details of service availability and guarantee information within a country or territory. All Service Levels may not be available to or from every address within a country or territory.
Therefore, Powder, Liquids or Gases which are difficult to be identified, must not be imported under the classification of Non Formal Entries (T1 Pedimento) or as samples, even if they have the MSDS, safety, or any other letter specifying the composition of the product, under the penalty to hold the merchandise, confiscate it, or even halt the whole Import Permit process for Non Formal Entries (T1 Pedimento), or even recur to a PAMA (Customs Management Process), that includes the confiscation and legal action for the merchandise.
In order to clear shipments with this characteristics, the importer must use a formal entry, and in addition, the importer must provide any additional document and information required based on harmonized tariff code Individual Import Permits can be made by request in the waybill, in compliance with all Law requirements.
The unit value does not exceed one dollar.
That they are marked, torn, perforated or treated to be unsuitable for sale or any other use than sample. The marking shall consist on the use of paint or ink clearly visible, readable and permanent.
Not packaged for sale, except in the packaging material it is marked as sample.
Goods cannot be hard to identify, that by its presentation in the form of powder, liquids or pharmaceutical forms, such as: tablets, troches, pills, capsules, requiring physical/chemical analyzes to know its composition, nature, origin and other necessary measures to determine the tariff classification regardless of the quantity and value stated.
The samples must be unusable.
The samples cannot be commercialized or resold.
Commodities that cannot be made unusable, such as liquids, should be sent in minimum quantities without commercial labels, or with labels classifying the substance as a sample. A sample book is the collection of samples that for their quantity, weight, volume or other presentation conditions indicates without any doubt that can only serve as sample. In the case of samples or samples books of toys, the unit value of the toys may be up to $50.00 USD or their equivalent in local currency and may be imported up to two pieces of the same model.
Other types of temporary imports/exports (trade shows, conventions, exhibitions, repair/return, etc.) are accepted, depending on the commodity (see specific commodity listed on this page). Please allow extra time to clear Customs for these shipments as generally importers/exporters often are missing documents or require additional information to clear their shipments.
As for all entries, ensure the descriptions are very clear and, where applicable, serial numbers are listed on the invoices.
Goods imported/exported under a temporary customs clearance must export the country or territory in the time specified by the type of temporary clearance, which can be found on the MX Customs (SAT) website
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