Importing Products from MEXICO

Mexico is located in the southernmost portion of North America, bordered by the United States, the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Belize, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico. Its largest city and capital is Mexico City.

Trade agreement with the EU: Yes, read more here
Mexican national currency: Peso (MXN)
Main official language: Spanish


tt_air Transit time via air from Mexico to airport in the UK is approximately 1 to 3 days. Mexico's main cargo international airports are located in Mexico City (Benito Juarez), and Guadalajara (Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla).


tt_sea Transit time via sea from Mexico to port in the UK is approximately 16 to 28 days. Mexico’s main sea ports are Manzanillo and Lazaro Cardenas on the pacific coast; Veracruz and Altamira on the east coast.


docs Import documents required include packing list, commercial invoice, and health / organic / origin / phytosanitary certificate(s) where applicable. Requirements for the Mexican exporter include registration as exporter at SAT. Requirements for the British importer include having an EORI number.


Top-10 product types imported from Mexico to United Kingdom in 2017

1. Natural, cultured pearls; precious, semi-precious stones;
    precious metals, metals clad with precious metal,
    and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coins
    ................................................................................................$585.0 m

2. Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and
    mechanical appliances; parts thereof
    ................................................................................................$430.2 m

3. Electrical, electronic equipment
    ................................................................................................$359.9 m

4. Vehicles; other than railway or tramway rolling stock,
    and parts and accessories thereof
    ................................................................................................$306.5 m

5. Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring,
    checking, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus;
    parts and accessories
    ................................................................................................$164.9 m

6. Beverages, spirits and vinegar
    ................................................................................................$122.2 m

7. Plastics and articles thereof
    ................................................................................................$76.0 m

8. Edible fruit and nuts
    ................................................................................................$53.9 m

9. Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
    ................................................................................................$39.9 m

10. Furniture, lighting, signs, prefabricated buildings
    ................................................................................................$39.4 m

Source: UN Comtrade



Where to Search for Mexican Products/Exporters

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The Directory of Exporters (DIEX) is an online tool managed by the Mexican government. It enables buyers around the world to find updated and reliable Mexican exportable supply. Also visit ProMexico, the official institution in charge of the commercial promotion of exports in Mexico.


Import Taxes/Restrictions in the United Kingdom

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Visit the UK Trade Tariff (official UK tariff classification site) to consult the applicable import taxes and restrictions (if any) for a particular tariff code.


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