Mexico - Country Commercial Guide
Customs Regulations

Includes customs regulations and contact information for this country's customs office.

Last published date: 2020-08-18

Some U.S. exporters have expressed concerns about the Mexican Tax Administration Service’s (Servicio de Administración Tributaria, or SAT) procedures. These concerns include insufficient prior notification of procedural changes, inconsistent interpretation of regulatory requirements at different border posts, and uneven enforcement of Mexican standards and labeling rules. SAT has made efforts to increase transparency and communication and reduce corruption and fraud.

Agricultural exporters note that Mexican inspection and clearance procedures for some agricultural goods can be long, burdensome, non-transparent and unreliable. Customs procedures for express packages continue to be burdensome, though Mexico has raised the de minimis level to USD 50 from USD 1. However, Mexican regulations still hold the courier 100 percent liable for the contents of shipments.

Mexican Customs Authority (Aduanas de Mexico) Helpline

Tel: +52 (87) 7448-8728

Tel: +52 (84) 4287-3803

From the U.S.:  1 844 549 7885

Monday-Friday / 9:00–14:30 / 15:30–18:00 (in Spanish)


Tax Administration Service (Servicio de Administración Tributaria)

Tel: +1 (877) 448-8728 (from the United States)


For more information and help with customs regulations please contact:


Manuel “Manny” Velazquez

Commercial Assistant

U.S. Commercial Service—Monterrey

Tel.: +52 (81) 8047-3248