Certain Mexico Textile Imports Approved for Electronic Certification

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 10/1/21 5:00 PM

On September 30, 2021, in a Federal Register Notice, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that the certification requirement for textile and apparel imports from Mexico eligible for preferential treatment under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) tariff preference levels (TPLs) will be met through the Electronic Certification System (eCERT). According to the notice, “Specified quantities of certain textile and apparel imports from Mexico that are eligible for preferential tariff treatment under a TPL must have a valid certificate of eligibility with a corresponding eCERT transmission in order for an importer to claim the preferential duty rate.” The TPL filing process and requirements for importers of record are not changing.

The use of the eCert process is effective October 5, 2021.

More information can be found in the Federal Register Notice here:


Topics: Mexico, USMCA, Textiles

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