ANNOUNCEMENT 13 Dec 2013

In December 2013, the government of Mexico announced a change in import duties.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE



Decreto por el que se modifica la Tarifa de la Ley de los Impuestos Generales de Importaci?n y de Exportaci?n (published in the Official Gazette of 13 December 2013): http://www.dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5326555&fecha=13/12/2013


Inception date: 14 Dec 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On December 13, 2013, the Government of México modified the Most Favored Nation (MFN) import duties applicable to several products classified under 47 codes of the Mexican Tariff Schedule.
 
In particular, the Decree:

n Eliminates item 8506.10.01.- electrical and manganese dioxide batteries.
n Reduces to 0% the MFN duties applicable to goods classified under the following 4 new tariff codes;

  • 2904.20.08.- Nytroethane.
  • 2921.11.04.- Monoethilamine salts.
  • 8506.10.02.- Alkalinebatteries.
  • 8506.10.99.- Other batteries.
  • Originally these products paid import duties ranging from 10% to 16%.

n Reduces to 0% the MFN duties applicable to prescription drugs classified under 21 codes of headings 3003 and 3004. Previously these products paid import duties of 15%.
n Reduces to 7% the MFN duties applicable to drawing tables, computer work stations and lecterns. Formerly these goods paid 0% duties.
n Increases up to 20% the MFN duties applicable to green tomatoes, lemons and limes, maize, sorghum, biologically secured cabinets and computer work stations. Originally these goods paid 0% and 5% duties.
n Establishes tariff-rate-quotas applicable to fish filets, tomatoes, lemons and limes and vegetable oils.
 
These amendments entered into force on December 14, 2013.

Inception date: 14 Dec 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On December 13, 2013, the Government of México modified the Most Favored Nation (MFN) import duties applicable to several products classified under 47 codes of the Mexican Tariff Schedule.
 
In particular, the Decree:

n Eliminates item 8506.10.01.- electrical and manganese dioxide batteries.
n Reduces to 0% the MFN duties applicable to goods classified under the following 4 new tariff codes;

  • 2904.20.08.- Nytroethane.
  • 2921.11.04.- Monoethilamine salts.
  • 8506.10.02.- Alkalinebatteries.
  • 8506.10.99.- Other batteries.
  • Originally these products paid import duties ranging from 10% to 16%.

n Reduces to 0% the MFN duties applicable to prescription drugs classified under 21 codes of headings 3003 and 3004. Previously these products paid import duties of 15%.
n Reduces to 7% the MFN duties applicable to drawing tables, computer work stations and lecterns. Formerly these goods paid 0% duties.
n Increases up to 20% the MFN duties applicable to green tomatoes, lemons and limes, maize, sorghum, biologically secured cabinets and computer work stations. Originally these goods paid 0% and 5% duties.
n Establishes tariff-rate-quotas applicable to fish filets, tomatoes, lemons and limes and vegetable oils.
 
These amendments entered into force on December 14, 2013.