On October 23rd, 2023, in the “Diario Oficial” the President of Mexico published temporary measures to combat illicit practices related to imports of goods whose purpose is to adulterate petroleum products, such as gasoline and diesel. The practice of adulterating petroleum products has led to issues of theft, proliferation of adulterated fuel, and the falsification of customs documents.
The measures in this decree are focused on 68 statistical breakouts that cover a wide list of petroleum oils, cyclic and acyclic hydrocarbons, and acyclic alcohols among other products. Importers must provide evidence that volume and destination of these goods are for the development or the practice of lawful activity.
The decree went into effect on October 24, 2023
The Published Decree can be read in full here: