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Mexico Announces Implementation of Import Licensing Requirement for Footwear

March 16, 2015

The government of Mexico has announced the implementation of import licensing measures designed to enhance the productivity and competitiveness of domestic footwear manufacturers. The requirements establish nontariff regulations and restrictions on footwear imports in accordance with the Foreign Trade Law that includes automatic prior licenses. The licensing requirements stipulate the following:

  • Labeling of information in Spanish
  • Attachment of the electronic copy of the commercial invoice that covers imported goods in conjunction with a Spanish translation
  • Clarification of the definition of export document
  • Indication that the commercial invoice and export document must have been issued within six months from the date of filing of the automatic import permit request

This regulation became effective January 19, 2015.