Mexico Announces Duty Exemptions for Several Edibles and Live Animals

Posted by Arturo González on 5/31/22 5:00 PM

On May 16, 2022, in the Diario Oficial, in order to counteract the effects on prices derived from the inflationary trend, Mexico announced the temporarily exemption of the payment of import duties for products classified in 67 tariff items identified as the “basic basket.” The exemption also applies to six types of live animals. Products exempted include corn oil, rice, tuna, pork, chicken, beef, onions, jalapeño peppers, beans, corn flour, wheat flour, eggs, toilet soap, tomatoes, milk, lemons, white corn, apples, oranges, box bread, potatoes, pasta for soup, sardines, sorghum, wheat, and carrots. Exempted live animals include the following species: bovine, porcine, ovine, caprine, roosters, and chickens. The enforcement date for all “basic basket” products was the following day of publication and will be valid for one year. The exemption may be extended for another year.  The enforcement date for the exempted live animals became effective on May 24, 2022.

The complete list of affected products can be found in the notice here:

Topics: Mexico, Duty

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