On September 13, 2012, the Secretariat of Economy (SE) announced modifications to applied duties for imported fresh eggs for human consumption and eggs for industrial purposes.
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Egg Import Tariffs Eliminated
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On September 13, 2012, the Secretariat of Economy (SE) announced modifications to applied duties for imported
fresh eggs for human consumption and eggs for industrial purposes in the Diario Oficial (Mexico’s Federal
Register). Effective September 14, 2012, eggs from the harmonized tariff system (HTS) codes listed below are
tax exempt. This announcement does not imply any changes to preexisting U.S. tariff-free access that was due to
NAFTA, but may lead to additional price competition.
This summary is based on a cursory review of the subject announcements and therefore should not, under any
circumstances, be viewed as a definitive reading of the resolution in question, or of its implications for U.S.
agricultural export trade interests. In the event of a discrepancy or discrepancies between this summary and the
complete resolutions or announcements as published in Spanish, the latter shall prevail.
Title of Notices:
1. “Announcement that modifies the Import and Export General Tax Law”
1. Publication Date: September 13, 2012
2. Effective Date: September 14, 2012
Summary: SE published on September 13, 2012, a notice in the Diario Oficial announcing modifications to the
duties applied to imported table eggs and eggs for industrial purposes. According to SE, the June 21, 2012,
H7N3 subtype A avian influenza outbreak in the state of Jalisco has reduced drastically domestic egg production.
Consequently, the market has witnessed increased prices, greater volatility, and unjustified speculation. SE
reports that this measure received the approval of the Foreign Trade Commission.
The SE announcement states that starting September 14, 2012, egg imports (for human consumption, dry, frozen
or in powder) from any country will be exempt from import tariffs. Previous to the publication of this
announcement applied duties ranged from 45 percent for HTS 0407.21.01 to 20 percent for other HTS code items
indicated in the chart.
HT Tax S Products Units
0407.21.01 Eggs in the Shell, for human consumption Kg Exempt Exempt
0407.21.99 Other Kg Exempt Exempt
0408.11.01 Not In Shell And Egg Yolks, Dried Kg Exempt Exempt
0408.19.99 Other Kg Exempt Exempt
0408.91.01 Frozen or in powder Kg Exempt Exempt
0408.91.99 Other Kg Exempt Exempt
0408.99.01 Frozen, except what contained in HTS 0408.99.02 Kg Exempt Exempt
0408.99.99 Other Kg Exempt Exempt
FAS Mexico comment: This announcement does not imply any change to the United States’ preexisting tariff-
free access, but could result in increased price competitiveness. However, the import of eggs from distant
countries is likely to be carefully scrutinized as zoo-sanitary requirements, transportation costs and times, etc.
may prevent access for other potential trading partners.
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Useful Mexican Web Sites: Mexico's equivalent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (SAGARPA)
can be found at www.sagarpa.gob.mx , equivalent to the U.S. Department of Commerce (SE) can be
found at www.economia.gob.mx and equivalent to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (SALUD)
can be found at www.salud.gob.mx. These web sites are mentioned for the readers' convenience but
USDA does NOT in any way endorse, guarantee the accuracy of, or necessarily concur with, the
information contained on the mentioned sites.
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