IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

Yes

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 01 Mar 2017 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2019
Still in force

Import tariff quota

On March 1, 2017, the Mexican Secretariat of Economy announced the Agreement on the import tariff quotas for fresh, chilled and frozen beef and rice applicable until December 31, 2017. 

In the case of beef, the duty-free quota has been set at 200,000 tonnes to be assigned on a first come, first serve based. The allocation will be made based on the following criteria choosing always the one that gives a lower outcome: demanded quantity; commercial invoice; 30,000 tonnes; or the balance of quota. The applicable import tariff outside the quota range between 20% and 25%.

As for rice,  the duty-free quota has been set at 150,000 tonnes also to be assigned on a first come, first serve based. The allocation will be made based on the following criteria choosing always the one that gives a lower outcome: demanded quantity; commercial invoice; 10,000 tonnes; or the balance of quota. In this case, the maximum quantity assigned per importer will never be greater than 10,000 tonnes. The applicable import tariff outside the quota range between 9% and 20%.

Previously, no import tariff quota applied to these two goods.

Update
On December 26, 2017, the Mexican Secretariat of Economy updated the Agreement related to the import tariff quotas set on March 1, 2017, modifying the removal date for imports of rice. The new Agreement allows for another 150,000 tonnes of rice to be imported duty-free in the periods January 1, 2018-December 31, 2018, and January 1, 2019-December 31, 2019.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

011 Cereals
1006 Rice.
100610 Rice in the husk (paddy or rough)
211 Meat & meat products
0201 Meat of bovine animals, fresh or chilled.
020120 Other cuts with bone in
020130 Boneless
0202 Meat of bovine animals, frozen.
020220 Other cuts with bone in
020230 Boneless
231 Grain mill products
1006 Rice.
100620 Husked (brown) rice
100630 Semimilled or wholly milled rice, whether or not polished or glazed
100640 Broken rice

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