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Mexico - Special Considerations

 

Note special considerations for Carnets going to Mexico:

  • Mexican Customs allows ATA Carnets and their goods to remain in Mexico for up to 6 months. An extension can be requested PRIOR to the expiration of the 6-month period.
  • At this time, all Customs ports in Mexico validate ATA Carnets in and out of Mexico.
    Mexico Customs Ports of Entry and Hours of Operation.
  • Advance Notification/Registration - Carnets entering Mexico must be registered before arrival.
  • Boomerang carnets┬« will prepare and submit the advance notification to CANACO once we have completed processing the Carnet application.
    Approval from Mexican Customs may take 2-3 days. Plan travel and shipping dates accordingly.
  • The General List is no longer recommended to be translated into Spanish but it can be provided by boomerang carnets┬« if desired.
  • Note and track the Final Date of Re-Exportation on the white importation counterfoil as that is the final day the goods may be in Mexico. Regardless of whether Mexican Customs completes the Final Date of Re-Exportation, items can only be in Mexico for 6 months unless there is a valid extension approved by Mexican Customs.

Please contact a Carnet Specialist at the Carnet HelpLine®, (800) ATA-2900 / (800) 282-2900 or email us, for additional information if you are planning to use a Carnet for travel to Mexico.