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Mexico's Update for Steel Imports Regulations

Mexican Customs updates related to the Steel Mill Certificate and the Certificate of Quality, specifying the characteristics of each one in the import process.

On May 9, 2022, the Mexican Ministry of Economy published an update to the General Rules and Criteria for Foreign Trade. The document in article 2.2.19 instructs that the Mill Certificate should be issued by the Mill and certifies the company that produced the steel. In addition, the Certificate of Quality is the document issued and endorsed by the manufacturer for the merchandise intended for import.

We strongly recommend U. S. exporters confirm with their Mexican clients their awareness of these changes. Be alert that the Mexican government is increasing the oversight on this type of import.

Note the official website with the complete information about this Mexican regulation update at

For further questions on this issue or if you encounter any problems with Mexican Customs, ask Manny at For information on topics related to the steel and industrial sectors, contact