Mexico has made the decision to cancel two import permits that were implemented during the Covid-19 pandemic, thereby restoring normal procedures for importing products into the country. The Ministry of Economy (SE) issued a resolution on May 25, 2023 (DGN.191.01.2023.1221 / DGFCCE.516.2023.1345), nullifying the following resolutions published by the General Directorate of Commercial Facilitation and Foreign Trade (DGFCCE) and the General Directorate of Standards (DGN):
Folio 414.2020.827 - Originally published on March 26, 2020, this permit allowed for the importation of products after March 27, 2020, as long as the applications were submitted to a Certification Body (OC) or Verification Unit using a provided folio number by the EC.
Folio 414.2020.963 - Originally published on April 14, 2020, this permit allowed for the importation of products after March 27, 2020, if the applications were submitted to a Testing Laboratory using a provided folio number by the Laboratory.
The DGFCCE and the DGN have taken this measure because the circumstances that justified the implementation of these permits during the pandemic are no longer valid. As a result, the existing permits registered in the Aduana-Normas system will expire on August 23, 2023.
The competent authority has officially announced on May 25, 2023, that the exceptional facilities for customs clearance of goods subject to compliance with the Official Mexican Standards (NOM), which allowed the use of only a formal application form, have been invalidated. This is due to the fact that the operations of the Conformity Assessment Bodies have returned to normal, and the circumstances that led to these temporary facilities no longer prevail.
Consequently, a period of 30 business days is established to submit permit applications to the Conformity Assessment Bodies from the date of publication of the official notice, which means no later than July 6, 2023. After this date, the import permits that are duly registered on the corresponding official portal will expire on August 23, 2023.