ANNOUNCEMENT 05 Jun 2018
The Mexican Government has allowed the importation of a certain quota of fresh, refrigerated and frozen pork meat free of import duties.
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Official Gazette of Mexico. Diario Oficial de la Federación. DOF: 05/06/2018. Acuerdo mediante el cual se da a conocer el cupo para importar, con el arancel-cupo establecido, carne de cerdo fresca, refrigerada y congelada. Availabl at: http://dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5525037&fecha=05/06/2018
On 5 June 2018, the Secretary of Economy of Mexico has adopted an Agreement allowing the importation of 350,000 tonnes of fresh, refrigerated and frozen pork meat free of import duties. The products affected are those classified under tariffs subheadings 0203.12.01, 0203.19.99, 0203.22.01 and 0203.29.99.
As a consequence of the Agreement, products imported under the quota will benefit from an import tariff which according to the information provided by the WTO import tariff database, has been reduced from 20% to 0%.
Previously to this legislation, no import tariff quota applied to products classified under the affected HS Codes and these products did not enjoy any reduced-tariff regime.
The new import tariff quota set on pork applies until 31 December 2018.