Mexico - Customs RegulationsMexico - Customs Regulations
Some U.S. exporters have expressed concerns about the Mexican Tax Administration Service’s (Servicio de Administración Tributaria, or SAT) procedures. These concerns include insufficient prior notification of procedural changes, inconsistent interpretation of regulatory requirements at different border posts, and uneven enforcement of Mexican standards and labeling rules. SAT has made efforts to increase transparency and communication and reduce corruption and fraud.
Agricultural exporters note that Mexican inspection and clearance procedures for some agricultural goods can be long, burdensome, non-transparent and unreliable. Customs procedures for express packages continue to be burdensome, though Mexico has raised the de minimis level to USD 50 from USD 1. However, Mexican regulations still hold the courier 100 percent liable for the contents of shipments.
Mexican Customs Authority (Aduanas de Mexico) Helpline:
Tel: +52 (1 877) 448 8728
Tel: +52 (1 844) 28 73 803
Monday-Friday / 9:00 -14:30 / 15:30 -18:00 (in Spanish)
Tax Administration Service (Servicio de Administración Tributaria)
Tel: +1 877 448 8728 (from the U.S.)
Mexico Foreign Trade Regulations