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Actions, Obligations and Responsibilities of Stakeholders in the Importation Chain

a) Customs Broker.


  • To determine and allocate a tariff classification to the goods intended for importation into Mexico (with the information, data and documents submitted by the Importer). Based on this, he will determine the non-tariff regulations and restrictions applicable by the different Mexican Authorities, as well as duties, fees and rates that are to be paid for its duly importation.

  • In regards to non-tariff regulations and restrictions, to be informed at the consultation module (Combinations of the HRZ) on SENASICA’s web page about the animal health requirements to be met by animal-origin goods for importation, and any other non-tariff regulations and restrictions imposed on the goods.

Most Commonly Used SENASICA’s Sanitary Combinations with the Applicable Tariff Classifications


Food Preparations


  • Scrambled Whole Eggs

  • Omelet

  • Round-Shape Compacted Scrambled Eggs (Egg Patties)

  • Egg Bagels


Processed Eggs or their Parts


  • Frozen Liquid Egg


  • Shelled Cooked Eggs


  • Dehydrated Egg Powder


  • Dehydrated Yolk Powder


  • Frozen Whites


  • Dried Egg White


Table Eggs


  • Whole Shell Eggs


Eggs for Industrial Use


  • Grade A, AA, not cracked


Hatching Eggs


  • Hatching Eggs


Birds of up to Three Days of Age


  • Chicks up to Three Days of Age


  • Chicks up to Three Days of Age

Actions they shall perform and their responsibilities:

  • Carriers are individuals or companies authorized by SCT and SAT to carry out the transactions and Customs formalities regarding the presentation of the vehicle, the container and its loads before Customs or entry point into the Country in order to manage the arrival, transit, permanence or exit of goods.

  • To comply with the obligations regarding receiving, exiting and air, sea or ground transportation of the vehicles and/or goods, according to the transportation means used. The objective is to ensure they arrive at the authorized destination, or exit from it, intact without modifying its condition or packaging, until the final delivery and due receiving by the authorized assistant, according to the provisions by the Customs Authority and other authorities in charge of transit and public safety.

  • To allow and facilitate Customs Inspection of goods, vehicles and transportation units, the loads and verification of the documents or authorizations backing them up.

  • To keep intact the control and safety devices placed on packages, vehicles and transportation units.

  • To carry goods using legal routes and to deliver them at the authorized place within the times indicated by the administrative provisions in vehicles and transportation units meeting the technical and safety conditions in accordance to the Ministry of Communication and Transportation.

  • To send, by electronic means or other authorized means, the data regarding the transported goods before the arrival of the vehicle. This information may replace the load manifesto for the receiving of goods in the conditions and terms set forth by the regulations.

  • To keep the Customs Broker hired by the individual interested in the importation of goods into Mexico and/or the Importer informed about any inconvenience or relevant information, i.e. if the seal was removed, even by the official authorities or due to an incident during transportation of the load considering the use of a second seal as a replacement.

  • To follow the fiscal routes established in each Customs point, as well as respecting the working hours and instructions inside the bonded warehouse, and to behave with due respect before the authorities related to the clearance of goods.

  • Not to introduce into national territory any type of goods different from the ones being shipped, bringing with him only his personal items.

  • Once the result of the automate-selection module determines it was a “free Customs clearance” or once the “Customs Review” is over, the trucker shall leave immediately the Customs facility following the fiscal route to this end and take the goods to its final destination.

It is recommended to verify and agree with the shipping company that has been hired the
following items:

  • Point of origin (to collect goods).

  • Destination (to deliver goods).

  • Specifications of the load (international, perishable, high-value, temperature, etc.)

  • Time and date of delivery.

  • Freight cost

  • Insurance.

  • Designation of the vehicle and driver.

  • Documentation preparation and delivery.

  • In case the shipping company provides the goods border-crossing service, it shall have a procedure including at least the following: instructions to coordinate with other service providers participating in the Customs clearance process and border crossing (Customs Broker, Cargo Consolidator/ Dis-Consolidator, etc.).

  • Documentation to be submitted to Customs (packaging list, pedimento and waybill).

  • Personal protection equipment, green lime-color vest and effective badge authorized by the Customs point in question.

  • Knowing the loading and unloading guidelines of goods at Customs and/or destination.

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