IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

NFI

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

firm-specific

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 27 Dec 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import-related non-tariff measure, nes

On 26 December 2014, the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) introduced a decree including various policies restricting the importation of textiles, effective as of 27 December 2014. According to the Mexican government, the measures are supposed to combat "unfair import competition" in the sector.
 
The decree set the foundation for the policies and has been continuously complemented with regulations detailing the tariff lines and requirements. Please, see also measure #9277 under Related Measures for the same type of regulation on footwear.
 
The press release by the SHCP of 3 December 2014 includes six import restrictive interventions and three state aid policies (some of the policies are only implicitly mentioned in the decree of 26 December 2014):
 
1. Sector specific registry
Importers have to be inscribed on a sector-specific registry, otherwise they are not allowed to import textiles. The respective regulation stipulating the sectors was published on 26 December 2014 and was effective from 1 March 2015 on.
 
2. Advance notice
Importers have to notice their orders in advance. The Fiscal Administration Service (Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SAT) will review the invoices, freight costs, insurances, and cargo documents in order to screen imports for undervalued products. The requested data and affected tariff lines are listed in an agreement published on 5 February 2015, mandatory as of 7 March 2015. Import permits are only required when the import price is below the reference price set by the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit.
 
3. Reference prices
Estimated prices, i.e., references prices, have been reestablished. Importers are obliged to pay the difference in case the price of the imported good is below the reference price set by the government. The prices are listed in a resolution by the SHCP published on 29 December 2014. However, before the regulation could enter into effect on 2 February 2015, the list was amended on 30 January 2015 and entered into effect on 12 February 2015.
 
4. 10-digit codes
Instead of an 8-digit tariff code, the SAT will use 10-digits in order to better estimate potential undervaluations.
 
5. Duty reduction suspended
A previous decree reducing the import duty on textiles has been nullified. The reduced import tariffs were suspended on 27 December 2014 until 31 January 2019. The new tariffs lie between 25% and 30% of the customs value instead of 20%.
 
6. Controls at customhouses
Like in other sectors, the SAT is going to control goods at the customhouses.
 
7. Credits by the National Development Bank
Support to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through a credit program by the national development bank NAFIN (Nacional Financiera). The fund is worth USD 29 million (450 million pesos) for 2015.
 
8. Export credits
The National Bank of Foreign Trade (Bancomext) is going to offer direct credits to exporting companies, international factoring, and the provision of letters of credit for SMEs.
 
9. Subsidies for cotton sector
The Agency for Trade and Development Services for Agricultural Markets (Aserca) is going to support the Mexican cotton farmers in order to integrate their goods in the production chain of Mexican textile manufacturers.
 
Besides the abovementioned policies, the goverment is going to spend 540 million pesos (USD 34 million) on a textile-innovation center in the state of Hidalgo as well as on measures to further the internationalization of and domestic demand for national produce.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

263 Textile yarn & thread of natural fibres
5106 Yarn of carded wool, not put up for retail sale.
510620 Containing less than 85 % by weight of wool
5204 Cotton sewing thread, whether or not put up for retail sale.
520411 Containing 85 % or more by weight of cotton
5205 Cotton yarn (other than sewing thread), containing 85 % or more by weight of cotton, not put up for retail sale.
520511 Measuring 714.29 decitex or more (not exceeding 14 metric number)
520512 Measuring less than 714.29 decitex but not less than 232.56 decitex (exceeding 14 metric number but not exceeding 43 metric number)
520513 Measuring less than 232.56 decitex but not less than 192.31 decitex (exceeding 43 metric number but not exceeding 52 metric number)
520522 Measuring less than 714.29 decitex but not less than 232.56 decitex (exceeding 14 metric number but not exceeding 43 metric number)
520523 Measuring less than 232.56 decitex but not less than 192.31 decitex (exceeding 43 metric number but not exceeding 52 metric number)
5206 Cotton yarn (other than sewing thread), containing less than 85 % by weight of cotton, not put up for retail sale.
520612 Measuring less than 714.29 decitex but not less than 232.56 decitex (exceeding 14 metric number but not exceeding 43 metric number)
520624 Measuring less than 192.31 decitex but not less than 125 decitex (exceeding 52 metric number but not exceeding 80 metric number)
264 Textile yarn & thread of man-made filaments or staple fibres
5508 Sewing thread of manmade staple fibres, whether or not put up for retail sale.
550810 Of synthetic staple fibres
5509 Yarn (other than sewing thread) of synthetic staple fibres, not put up for retail sale.
550912 Multiple (folded) or cabled yarn
550921 Single yarn
550922 Multiple (folded) or cabled yarn
550932 Multiple (folded) or cabled yarn
550951 Mixed mainly or solely with artificial staple fibres
550953 Mixed mainly or solely with cotton
550959 Other
550962 Mixed mainly or solely with cotton
550992 Mixed mainly or solely with cotton
5510 Yarn (other than sewing thread) of artificial staple fibres, not put up for retail sale.
551011 Single yarn
551090 Other yarn
265 Woven fabrics of natural non-cotton fibres
5112 Woven fabrics of combed wool or of combed fine animal hair.
511211 Of a weight not exceeding 200 g/m²
511219 Other
266 Woven fabrics (except special fabrics) of cotton
5208 Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 % or more by weight of cotton, weighing not more than 200 g/m2.
520811 Plain weave, weighing not more than 100 g/m2
520822 Plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2
520829 Other fabrics
520832 Plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2
520839 Other fabrics
520841 Plain weave, weighing not more than 100 g/m2
520842 Plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2
520843 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
520849 Other fabrics
520852 Plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2
520859 Other fabrics
5209 Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 % or more by weight of cotton, weighing more than 200 g/m2.
520912 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
520922 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
520929 Other fabrics
520931 Plain weave
520932 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
520939 Other fabrics
520942 Denim
520943 Other fabrics of 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
520952 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
5210 Woven fabrics of cotton, containing less than 85 % by weight of cotton, mixed mainly or solely with manmade fibres, weighing not more than 200 g/m2.
521021 Plain weave
521029 Other fabrics
521031 Plain weave
521032 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
521039 Other fabrics
521041 Plain weave
521049 Other fabrics
521051 Plain weave
5211 Woven fabrics of cotton, containing less than 85 % by weight of cotton, mixed mainly or solely with manmade fibres, weighing more than 200 g/m2.
521111 Plain weave
521131 Plain weave
521132 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
521139 Other fabrics
521142 Denim
267 Woven fabrics of man-made filaments & staple fibres
5407 Woven fabrics of synthetic filament yarn, including woven fabrics obtained from materials of heading 54.04.
540710 Woven fabrics obtained from high tenacity yarn of nylon or other polyamides or of polyesters
540720 Woven fabrics obtained from strip or the like
540741 Unbleached or bleached
540751 Unbleached or bleached
540753 Of yarns of different colours
540754 Printed
540761 Containing 85 % or more by weight of nontextured polyester filaments
540769 Other
540771 Unbleached or bleached
540773 Of yarns of different colours
540774 Printed
540783 Of yarns of different colours
540793 Of yarns of different colours
5408 Woven fabrics of artificial filament yarn, including woven fabrics obtained from materials of heading 54.05.
540833 Of yarns of different colours
5512 Woven fabrics of synthetic staple fibres, containing 85 % or more by weight of synthetic staple fibres.
551211 Unbleached or bleached
551219 Other
551229 Other
551299 Other
5513 Woven fabrics of synthetic staple fibres, containing less than 85 % by weight of such fibres, mixed mainly or solely with cotton, of a weight not exceeding 170 g/m².
551311 Of polyester staple fibres, plain weave
551321 Of polyester staple fibres, plain weave
551323 Other woven fabrics of polyester staple fibres
551331 Of polyester staple fibres, plain weave
551341 Of polyester staple fibres, plain weave
5514 Woven fabrics of synthetic staple fibres, containing less than 85 % by weight of such fibres, mixed mainly or solely with cotton, of a weight exceeding 170 g/m².
551411 Of polyester staple fibres, plain weave
551412 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill, of polyester staple fibres
551421 Of polyester staple fibres, plain weave
551422 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill, of polyester staple fibres
551430 Of yarns of different colours
5515 Other woven fabrics of synthetic staple fibres.
551511 Mixed mainly or solely with viscose rayon staple fibres
551512 Mixed mainly or solely with manmade filaments
551513 Mixed mainly or solely with wool or fine animal hair
551519 Other
551521 Mixed mainly or solely with manmade filaments
551529 Other
551591 Mixed mainly or solely with manmade filaments
5516 Woven fabrics of artificial staple fibres.
551614 Printed
551623 Of yarns of different colours
271 Made-up textile articles
6301 Blankets and travelling rugs.
630140 Blankets (other than electric blankets) and travelling rugs, of synthetic fibres
6302 Bed linen, table linen, toilet linen and kitchen linen.
630210 Bed linen, knitted or crocheted
630221 Of cotton
630222 Of manmade fibres
630231 Of cotton
630232 Of manmade fibres
630251 Of cotton
630253 Of manmade fibres
630260 Toilet linen and kitchen linen, of terry towelling or similar terry fabrics, of cotton
630291 Of cotton
630293 Of manmade fibres
6303 Curtains (including drapes) and interior blinds; curtain or bed valances.
630312 Of synthetic fibres
630392 Of synthetic fibres
6304 Other furnishing articles, excluding those of heading 94.04.
630419 Other
630493 Not knitted or crocheted, of synthetic fibres
6306 Tarpaulins, awnings and sunblinds; tents; sails for boats, sailboards or landcraft; camping goods.
630612 Of synthetic fibres
630622 Of synthetic fibres
6307 Other made up articles, including dress patterns.
630710 Floorcloths, dishcloths, dusters and similar cleaning cloths
630790 Other
281 Knitted or crocheted fabrics
6001 Pile fabrics, including “long pile” fabrics and terry fabrics, knitted or crocheted.
600110 “Long pile” fabrics
600122 Of manmade fibres
600192 Of manmade fibres
6002 Knitted or crocheted fabrics of a width not exceeding 30 cm, containing by weight 5 % or more of elastomeric yarn or rubber thread, other than those of heading 60.01.
600240 Containing by weight 5 % or more of elastomeric yarn but not containing rubber thread
600290 Other
6003 Knitted or crocheted fabrics of a width not exceeding 30 cm, other than those of heading 60.01 or 60.02.
600320 Of cotton
600330 Of synthetic fibres
600340 Of artificial fibres
6004 Knitted or crocheted fabrics of a width exceeding 30 cm, containing by weight 5 % or more of elastomeric yarn or rubber thread, other than those of heading 60.01.
600410 Containing by weight 5 % or more of elastomeric yarn but not containing rubber thread
6005 Warp knit fabrics (including those made on galloon knitting machines), other than those of headings 60.01 to 60.04.
600531 Unbleached or bleached
6006 Other knitted or crocheted fabrics.
600610 Of wool or fine animal hair
600621 Unbleached or bleached
600623 Of yarns of different colours
600631 Unbleached or bleached
600633 Of yarns of different colours
600634 Printed
282 Wearing apparel, except fur apparel
6101 Men's or boys' overcoats, carcoats, capes, cloaks, anoraks (including skijackets), windcheaters, windjackets and similar articles, knitted or crocheted, other than those of heading 61.03.
610120 Of cotton
610130 Of manmade fibres
6102 Women's or girls' overcoats, carcoats, capes, cloaks, anoraks (including skijackets), windcheaters, wind jackets and similar articles, knitted or crocheted, other than those of heading 61.04.
610220 Of cotton
610230 Of manmade fibres
6103 Men's or boys' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear), knitted or crocheted.
610333 Of synthetic fibres
610342 Of cotton
610343 Of synthetic fibres
6104 Women's or girls' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, dresses, skirts, divided skirts, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear), knitted or crocheted.
610431 Of wool or fine animal hair
610439 Of other textile materials
610441 Of wool or fine animal hair
610442 Of cotton
610443 Of synthetic fibres
610444 Of artificial fibres
610453 Of synthetic fibres
610459 Of other textile materials
610462 Of cotton
610463 Of synthetic fibres
610469 Of other textile materials
6105 Men's or boys' shirts, knitted or crocheted.
610510 Of cotton
610520 Of manmade fibres
6106 Women's or girls' blouses, shirts and shirtblouses, knitted or crocheted.
610610 Of cotton
610620 Of manmade fibres
6107 Men's or boys' underpants, briefs, nightshirts, pyjamas, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles, knitted or crocheted.
610711 Of cotton
610712 Of manmade fibres
610799 Of other textile materials
6108 Women's or girls' slips, petticoats, briefs, panties, nightdresses, pyjamas, negligees, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles, knitted or crocheted.
610821 Of cotton
610822 Of manmade fibres
610831 Of cotton
610832 Of manmade fibres
610892 Of manmade fibres
6109 Tshirts, singlets and other vests, knitted or crocheted.
610910 Of cotton
610990 Of other textile materials
6110 Jerseys, pullovers, cardigans, waistcoats and similar articles, knitted or crocheted.
611011 Of wool
611020 Of cotton
611030 Of manmade fibres
611090 Of other textile materials
6111 Babies' garments and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted.
611120 Of cotton
611130 Of synthetic fibres
6112 Track suits, ski suits and swimwear, knitted or crocheted.
611211 Of cotton
611212 Of synthetic fibres
611241 Of synthetic fibres
6201 Men's or boys' overcoats, carcoats, capes, cloaks, anoraks (including skijackets), windcheaters, windjackets and similar articles, other than those of heading 62.03.
620111 Of wool or fine animal hair
620112 Of cotton
620113 Of manmade fibres
620192 Of cotton
620193 Of manmade fibres
6202 Women's or girls' overcoats, carcoats, capes, cloaks, anoraks (including skijackets), windcheaters, windjackets and similar articles, other than those of heading 62.04.
620211 Of wool or fine animal hair
620212 Of cotton
620213 Of manmade fibres
620292 Of cotton
620293 Of manmade fibres
6203 Men's or boys' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear).
620311 Of wool or fine animal hair
620312 Of synthetic fibres
620331 Of wool or fine animal hair
620332 Of cotton
620333 Of synthetic fibres
620341 Of wool or fine animal hair
620342 Of cotton
620343 Of synthetic fibres
6204 Women's or girls' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, dresses, skirts, divided skirts, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear).
620432 Of cotton
620433 Of synthetic fibres
620442 Of cotton
620443 Of synthetic fibres
620444 Of artificial fibres
620449 Of other textile materials
620452 Of cotton
620453 Of synthetic fibres
620459 Of other textile materials
620462 Of cotton
620463 Of synthetic fibres
620469 Of other textile materials
6205 Men's or boys' shirts.
620520 Of cotton
620530 Of manmade fibres
620590 Of other textile materials
6206 Women's or girls' blouses, shirts and shirtblouses.
620610 Of silk or silk waste
620630 Of cotton
620640 Of manmade fibres
620690 Of other textile materials
6209 Babies' garments and clothing accessories.
620920 Of cotton
620930 Of synthetic fibres
6212 Brassieres, girdles, corsets, braces, suspenders, garters and similar articles and parts thereof, whether or not knitted or crocheted.
621210 Brassieres
621220 Girdles and pantygirdles
621290 Other
6214 Shawls, scarves, mufflers, mantillas, veils and the like.
621410 Of silk or silk waste
621420 Of wool or fine animal hair
621430 Of synthetic fibres
621440 Of artificial fibres
621490 Of other textile materials
6216 Gloves, mittens and mitts.
621600 Gloves, mittens and mitts.

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