ANNOUNCEMENT 14 Mar 2011

The Mexican Government announced the approval of a reduced duty on imports of coffee for a certain quota.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

Official Gazette of Mexico. Diario Oficial de la Federación. DOF 14/03/2011. Acuerdo por el que se da a conocer el cuo para importar libre de arancel café tostado y molido en envases individuales con un peso de hasta 40 gramos de las fracciones arancelarias 0901.21.01, 0901.22.01 y 0901.90.99. Available at: http://dof.gob.mx/nota_to_imagen_fs.php?cod_diario=235673&pagina=58&seccion=1

Official Gazette of Mexico. Diario Oficial de la Federación. DOF 23/10/2010. Decreto por el que se modifica la Tarifa de la Ley de los Impuestos Generales de Importación y de Exportación, el Decreto por el que se establecen diversos Programas de Promoción Sectorial, así como los diversos que establecen el Impuesto General de Importación para la Región Fronteriza y la Franja Fronteriza Norte, la tasa o preferencia arancelaria aplicable, respecto del Impuesto General de Importación para las mercancías originarias de algunos países con los que México ha celebrado acuerdos comerciales. Available at: http://dof.gob.mx/nota_to_imagen_fs.php?codnota=5160381&fecha=23/09/2010&cod_diario=232527

Official Gazette of Mexico. Diario Oficial de la Federación. DOF 01/04/2014. Acuerdo que modifica al diverso por el que se da a conocer el cupo para importar libre de arancel café tostado y molido en envases individuales con un peso de hasta 40 gramos de las fracciones arancelarias 0901.21.01, 0901.22.01 y 0901.90.99. Available at: http://dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5338938&fecha=01/04/2014

Official Gazette of Mexico. Diario Oficial de la Federación. DOF 27/08/2018. Acuerdo que modifica al diverso por el que se da a conocer el cupo para importar libre de arancel café tostado y molido en envases individuales con un peso de hasta 40 gramos de las fracciones arancelarias 0901.21.01, 0901.22.01 y 0901.90.99. Available at: http://www.dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5535959&fecha=27/08/2018

Inception date: 14 Mar 2011 | Removal date: 01 Apr 2014

Import tariff quota

On 14 March 2011, the Mexican Secretary of Economy has adopted an Agreement establishing a duty-free tariff rate quota for roasted and ground coffee. The new legislation affects products classified under tariffs subheadings 0901.21.01, 0901.22.01 and 0901.90.99.

In order to be eligible, interested parties must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Certification by an external auditor of the amount of soluble, roasted or ground or packaged coffee produced in 40-gram containers.
  • Certification by an external auditor of the investment made to expand the production capacity for roasted or ground or packaged coffee in 40-gram containers.
  • Certification by an external auditor of the export of green coffee used in the overseas production of roasted or ground coffee in 40-gram containers.

The duty-free import quota will be allocated by the government to companies fulfilling the above-mentioned requirements based on the following criteria:

  • An annual amount equivalent to 3% of its domestic production from the previous year;
  • A one-time allocation equivalent to 30% increment produced in comparison to the previous year;
  • An annual amount equivalent to 80% of its exports from the previous year.

The newly established tariff rate quota applies until 31 December 2014.

 
Update
On 1 April 2014, the Secretary of Economy of Mexico established new criteria for the calculation of the applicable duty-free import tariff quota (please, see related state acts).

AFFECTED SECTORS

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 14 Mar 2011 | Removal date: 01 Apr 2014

Other export incentive

The Agreement adopted on 14 March 2011 by the Mexican Secretary of Economy concerning the establishment of a duty-free tariff rate quota for roasted and ground coffee also seeks to promote the exportation of green coffee. This intention is clearly stated on the preamble by the Government and it is reinforced by the fact that, if the quota is calculated based on exports, the volume is considered is 80% while in the remaining cases the percentages for the calculation of the applicable quota are much lower.

The newly established tariff rate quota applies until 31 December 2014.

 
Update
On 1 April 2014, the Secretary of Economy of Mexico established new criteria for the calculation of the applicable duty-free import tariff quota (please, see related state acts).