Elimination of No commercialization letters and other changes to the NOMs Annex

Today the modification to Annex 2.4.1. “Tariff classifications of the tariff of the general import and export taxes law in which the merchandise subject to compliance with the Mexican official standards in the point of its entry into the country and in the point of its exit is classified” (better known as the NOMs Annex) of the Ruling amending the other ruling by which the Ministry of Economy issues general rules and criteria in Foreign Trade matters was published in the Official Federal Gazette (DOF).

Among the most relevant changes is the elimination of the use of the “No commercialization letters” that allowed many companies to import merchandise without complying with certain Official Mexican Standards (NOMs) in the customs clearance, provided the merchandise: (i) is included in their productive processes, (ii) will be destined for alienation among specialized companies, (iii) will be used for providing professional services or (iv) will be imported for its conditioning and subsequent commercialization. It should be emphasized that the temporary imports by companies under IMMEX programs and the definitive imports by companies with PROSEC were not affected by these changes, and therefore the same rules are maintained as applied previously.

The exception for complying with NOM-004-SCFI-2006, NOM-015-SCFI-2007, NOM-020-SCFI-1997, NOM-024- SCFI-2013, NOM-050-SCFI-2004, NOM-051-SCFI/SSA1-2010, NOM-186-SSA1/SCFI-2013 and NOM-189-SSA1/ SCFI-2018, applicable for the merchandise imported on the Border Zone or Region, was also eliminated in order to unify the labeling and commercial information throughout the country.

This modification entered into force today and the complete publication can be found at this direct link to the DOF.

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