Mexico Imposes Import and Export Permits for Goods Linked to Illicit Fuel

Posted by Arturo González on 11/21/23 5:00 PM

On November 6, 2023, the Mexican Ministry of Economy published an Agreement in the “Diario Oficial” to combat the growing illicit fuel market. The measures contained in this Agreement are the next steps for a previous Decree issued October 23, 2023, which also targeted the adulterated fuel market.

The published Agreement contains a list of 57 statistical breakouts that now require an import permit or export permit issued by the Ministry of Energy. These permits can be issued for different periods of time, from 60 days to 5 years depending on the product. The Agreement and its companion guide include the requirements of how to obtain permits and the obligations of keeping the permits current.

The measures outlined in the published Agreement became effective on November 7, 2023.

The publication can be read in full here:

The permit guide published by the Ministry of Energy can be found here:

The original Decree published October 23, 2023, can be read in full here:

Topics: Import, Export, Mexico

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