Mexico Adjusts Tariff Codes for Various Agricultural Product

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Posted on: 9 Jul 2012

This report summarizes an announcement that harmonizes various tariff codes of Mexico’s General Import and Export Tariff Law with the World Customs Organization.

THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Voluntary Public - Date: 6/29/2012 GAIN Report Number: MX2042 Mexico Post: Mexico Mexico Adjusts Tariff Codes for Various Agricultural Products Report Categories: Trade Policy Monitoring Approved By: Dan Berman Prepared By: Dulce Flores and Gabriel Hernandez Report Highlights: The Secretariat of Economy (SE) published in the Diario Oficial (Federal Register), June 29, 2012 an announcement that harmonizes various Mexican tariff codes with the World Customs Organization’s “Fifth Amendment to the Nomenclature of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System" (HS). There are no changes to tariff rates. Affected product categories include: cattle, poultry, sugar, seeds for planting, grains, cereals and fruits. General Information: This report summarizes an announcement by SE published in Mexico’s “Diario Oficial” on June 29, 2012 that harmonizes various tariff codes of Mexico’s General Import and Export Tariff Law with the World Customs Organization’s “Fifth Amendment to the Nomenclature of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System" (HS). Disclaimer: This summary is based on a cursory review of the subject announcement and therefore should not, under any circumstances, be viewed as a definitive reading of the regulation 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 regulation or announcement as published in Spanish, the latter shall prevail. Title: Decree amending the General Import and Export Tariff Law, by amending various tariffs of the General Import and Export Tariff Law; by establishing the system of imports into the northern border and border region, and in establishing the general import tax for the border region and the northern border. Summary: The member countries of the World Customs Organization, where Mexico is a full member, agreed to issue the "Fifth Amendment to the Nomenclature of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System" (HS). Mexico considered it necessary to create, modify and delete various tariff codes as well as texts and codes of some headings and subheadings of the General Import and Export Tariff Law in order to suit the changes contained in this amendment. It is important to note that there are NO changes to tariff rates. In the agricultural sector, the HS tariff classifications of some merchandise like cattle, poultry, sugar, seeds for planting, grains, cereals and fruits, were modified. On June 29, 2012, SE published in Mexico’s “Diario Oficial” all the list with the modifications. The information can be consulted at the following web page: http://dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5254357&fecha=29/06/2012 Important Dates 1. Publication Date: June 29, 2012. 2. Effective Date: July 1, 2012 For More Information FAS/Mexico Web Site: We are available at www.mexico-usda.com or visit the FAS headquarters' home page at www.fas.usda.gov for a complete selection of FAS worldwide agricultural reporting. FAS/Mexico YouTube Channel: Catch the latest videos of FAS Mexico at work http://www.youtube.com/user/ATOMexicoCity Useful Mexican Web Sites: Mexico's equivalent of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (SAGARPA) can be found at www.sagarpa.gob.mx, the equivalent of the U.S. Department of Commerce (SE) can be found at www.economia.gob.mx, and the equivalent of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (SALUD) can be found at www.salud.gob.mx. These web sites are mentioned for the reader's convenience but USDA does NOT in any way endorse, guarantee the accuracy of, or necessarily concur with, the information contained on the mentioned sites. MX 2042 Mexico Adjusts Tariff Codes for Various Ag Products Page 2
Posted: 09 July 2012

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