Mexico Import/Export & IMMEX Program
Customs Compliance and Regulations in Mexico
The passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994 dramatically increased trade between the three NAFTA nations, Mexico, U.S. and Canada and continues to be the main driver of Mexico manufacturing today. Mexico’s IMMEX program (formally known as the “Maquiladora” program) makes it possible for companies to import most components and raw materials into Mexico from around the world duty-free, which can in turn be exported, also duty-free, for sale to the U.S. and other countries. However, operating under IMMEX requires companies to comply with strict regulations from the Mexican and U.S. governments, including electronic documentation, inventory control via specialized software, and database management for import/export in Mexico.
NAPS’ full-service Administration and Compliance Management Program ensures companies adhere to all IMMEX import/export regulations in Mexico, the United States and virtually all other countries around the world. NAPS is responsible for managing all southbound (raw material, components, etc.) and northbound imports from Mexico (finished goods) shipments to and from its client’s Mexico manufacturing facilities. The following is a partial example of the import / export services provided by NAPS:
- Traffic Management (Northbound and Southbound)
- NAFTA (and other Global Free Trade Agreements) Compliance
- IMMEX Compliance
- Inventory Control (for customs purposes)
- Record and Database Management
- Fixed Asset Management
- Permits and Licenses Management
The import / export department at NAPS consists of more than eighteen (18) customs professionals to assist the movement of goods and materials throughout Mexico and around the world. Partnering with NAPS for manufacturing in Mexico will allow your company to focus on its core manufacturing and quality control functions, while NAPS handles 100% of the administration and compliance management of the operation.
Contact us today or call us at 800-551-8581 to learn more about NAPS import and export services for Mexico manufacturers.