Exporting to Mexico - Managing Border Entry Issues - Update 2013


Report Highlights: The following report was revised to provide U.S. exporters with an updated guideline on how to prevent and/or resolve some of the most common difficulties encountered at ports of entry (POE), when shipping agricultural and food products to Mexico. Exporters should have knowledge of the dynamic export-import process that takes place along the United States-Mexico border and should be conscious that Mexican import regulations for agricultural products are subject to change without previous notification. Thus, U.S. exporters are encouraged to maintain close contact with their Mexican importers and should access U.S. and Mexican government information sources in order to keep track of regulations affecting specific agricultural products. To avoid delays at ports of entry, exporters should ensure that their product complies with applicable Mexican import regulations, has the proper documentation and certification, and is correctly labeled. In the event that a shipment is detained or rejected, the Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) in Monterrey, Mexico, can assist U.S. exporters and Mexican importers in clarifying the problem and determining how best to proceed in resolving the issue at hand. U.S. exporters of agricultural products interested in expanding their business in Mexico can also contact the ATO in Monterrey to explore market opportunities and to obtain information on specific market segments.

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