Information about transport Mexico
Mexico is a country of contradictions. Geographically it belongs to the continent of North America. Culturally and historically it is part of Latin America. To TCI Carriers, Mexico is a country we often go to. Because we ship so much to and from Mexico, we have sound agreements with shipping companies, allowing us to offer highly competitive rates. We offer the following services for all your shipments (export, import, cross trades and the preparation of customs documents):
- Sea Freight – LCL shipments
- Sea Freight – FCL shipments
- Air Freight
Required transport documents for export and import Mexico
- Commercial invoice: Customs clearance of goods with a commercial value exceeding USD 300 requires an invoice in triplicate. It must be written in Spanish.
- Certificate EUR1: Goods originating in the EU may be imported at a preferential rate under the free trade agreement between Mexico and the European Union. For consignments with a value exceeding EUR 6,000, the Chamber of Commerce may issue a Eur1 certificate.
- Certificates of origin: Certificates of origin are not required unless specifically requested by the importer. A certificate of origin can be requested at the Chamber of Commerce.
- Transport documents: B/L or Air Waybill
- Packing lists: A packing list should provide an accurate overview of the individual packages, including brand, numbers, gross and net weight and content.
- Single Administrative Document: The Single Administrative Document (SAD) is a standard form for, inter alia, declaring exports with the customs authorities. We can digitally submit the declaration on your behalf.
- Other documents:
Quality Certificate: The Ministry of Economic Affairs in Mexico may issue a quality certificate if the goods must comply with Mexican quality standards (NOMs Normas Oficiales Mexicanas).
PLEASE NOTE: The required documents may be subject to change. We recommend that you contact your representative prior to shipping in order to check the required documentation.
- Source: National Entrepreneurs Office (RvO).
Mexico Facts & Figures
Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a country in North America bordering the United States, Belize and Guatemala, the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Some islands also belong to Mexico.
- Capital city: Mexico City
- Currency: Mexican peso
- Major ports: Vera Cruz, Altamira, Mexico City, Guadalajara
- President: Enrique Peña Nieto
- Population: 122.3 million (2013) World Bank
In the early 20th century, agriculture and mining were the main economic sectors. At the time, silver and other metals, and later petroleum, accounted for approximately 75% of export earnings. The discovery of enormous oil reserves would become very important for the country’s own energy supply, the petrochemical industry and for foreign exchange earnings from exports of petrochemical products.
Mexico is very popular among foreign investors, in particular major North American multinationals. The government continues to play an important role in the economy; in particular the extraction of oil and some primary industries such as iron and steel, electric power, railway transport and telecommunications are controlled by the state. Economic policy is based on cooperation between the government and the private sector. In recent years entire sectors of the economy have been rapidly privatised or liberalised. It mainly concerns, inter alia, telephony, the media, roads, railways and power generation. For political reasons, the oil sector has been excluded from privatisation.