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Importation of Samples

Samples are those, which due to its amount, weight, volume and other presentation conditions, unequivocally indicate that they only may serve as samples. For this purpose, documentation or a free-text letter will be required before the General Office of Phytosanitary Inspection (DGIF) from SENASICA stating said situation and where it can be unequivocally proven that they are samples.

Samples may enter the National Territory as long as the sheet of requirements in question is complied with. And payment of fees in accordance to Article 86-A of the Federal Tax Act in effect shall be made.

If samples enter through a Customs point which is NOT authorized, there is the possibility of requesting a special sheet of requirements before SENASICA, requesting and explaining the reason to do the clearance through said Customs point. For example, the Customs office of Toluca, State of Mexico.

Request of the animal health requirements sheet for the importation of regulated goods not included in the Consultation Module of Animal Health Requirements:

Other options to carry out the procedure:

In Person: At SENASICA’s headquarters located at: Boulevard Adolfo Ruiz Cortines 5010 P.B., Insurgentes Cuicuilco, Coyoacán, Ciudad de México. Código Postal 04530, from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 14:00 hrs.

By Telephone (information): Please, call 5905 1000 extension 51247.

Fees for importation certificate shall not be paid for the cases indicated in the last Paragraph of Article 86-A of the Federal Tax Act in effect.

The free text shall include at least the following information:

  • Importer’s name or company name. If the importer is a company, submit the instrument indicating the legal status of the legal proxy of the Company.

  • In case of individuals, submit a picture ID.

  • Address.

  • Phone number.

  • Email.

  • Population Registration Number (CURP) or Federal Taxpayer ID (RFC).

  • Reasons or facts motivating the request.

  • Original signature of the legal proxy.

  • Product description.

  • Product use or consumption description.

  • Quantity and justification of the use of product to be imported.

  • Country of origin and country of departure.

  • Person responsible for the research.

  • Reason or end for imported goods.

  • Document of the company or institution stating that they are samples not for sale, and

  • Entry point into the Country.

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