ANNOUNCEMENT 20 Jan 2017

The Government of Mexico opened duty-free import quotas for certain vegetables and fruits.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

Secretariat of Economy. Secretaría de Economía. DOF: 20/01/17. Decreto por el que se establece el arancel-cupo a la importación de las mercancías que se indican. http://www.siicex.gob.mx/portalSiicex/SICETECA/Decretos/Arancel/Tigie/MODIFICACIONES%20TIGIE%202007/20012017.pdf

Inception date: 21 Jan 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff quota

On January 20, 2017, the Government of Mexico attempted to tackle supply disruptions and price increases for apples, chilis, potatoes, tomatoes, onions and other vegetables. To stabilise domestic prices, the government opened duty-free import quotas for these goods. 

In order to enjoy this new zero duty, importers must complie with the requisites imposed by the Secretary of Economy for each of the goods, and hold a quota certificate issued by the same administration.

The Secretary of the Economy has not announced the volumes of the stated tariff quotas to date.