Executive Branch presents foreign trade rules for 2022 including provisions for courier companies
24 diciembre 2021


On December 24, the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP in Spanish) published the General Foreign Trade Rules for 2022 in the Official Gazette of the Federation. These rules regulate the processes for the purchase and sale of products at the international level, including provisions that reach package delivery companies. Most of the provisions will become effective as of January 1, 2022.

Among the main provisions of the new rules are the following:

  • It exempts from registering in the list of importers or exporters of goods to courier companies that import products whose value does not exceed USD 1000. 
  • The courier and parcel companies may return the merchandise that they have transported and that is in a bonded warehouse before customs, by previously presenting a notice to the customs office that corresponds to the bonded warehouse. The return will be processed with the notice in which the seal of presentation of the same before customs is recorded.
  • Those who import by air goods transported through courier and parcel companies, will be able to carry out the advance clearance of the goods in accordance with the provisions of the “Operating Guidelines for Advance Clearance”, issued for such purpose by the AGA, which will be made available on the SAT Portal.
  • Courier and parcel companies must register in order to be able to perform simplified customs clearance procedures. Once registered, these companies must comply with obligations including ensuring access to their risk analysis system to the customs office where they will carry out their operations.
  • The regulation also updates the fines to be applied to those who fail to comply with these provisions.