Mexico Opens All Ports To Carnets
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Mexico Opens All Ports To Carnets

Monday, December 30, 2013

All customs ports can now validate carnets in and out of Mexico. The former limitations on which ports could process carnets has been lifted. This change makes carnets into Mexico easier to use as it doesn't constrain shippers and travelers to limited itineraries and ports of clearance: Mexico - Special Considerations.

Other special requirements for using carnets into Mexico remain in place including:

  • providing a Spanish translation of the General List,
  • pre-registering your carnet,
  • 6 month maximum duration of the carnet in Mexico, and
  • customs approval to enter with a carnet.

The Mexico pre-registration process, which triggers Mexican customs approval, has changed slightly. Carnet users will register on the CANACO website instead of the USCIB website. The data required for pre-registration has not changed except for the additional requirement to provide the name and email address of the clearing agent in Mexico. Pre-registering at the CANACO site is expected to streamline the approval process and result in fewer delays by eliminating USCIB as the go-between.


Questions about these changes or other inquiries about carnets into Mexico can be addressed to a Carnet Specialist at the boomerang carnets® Carnet HelpLine®: 800.282.2900.