If you are importing to Me xi co, you should be aware of the following information as of October 1st, 2020:


1. Food and non alcoholic beverages will have to display the new frontal labeling:
Everything will have to be in Spanish!
2. Other goods subject to commercial and sanitary information standards.
Goods which are subject to complying with labeling standards contained in the following list, will no longer be able to use these exemptions to enter the country:
  • Those allocated to the border region.
  • Those for personal use.
  • For the provision of professional services or tranfer between specialized companies.


In case your products do not have a specific labeling standard, it is possible that you will have to comply with NOM-050-SCFI-2004, which establishes the requirements for products in general.
  • Name of the product.
  • Quantity.
  • Name or business name, and address of the manufacturer or importer.
  • Country of origin.
  • Hazard warning.
  • Instructions for use.
  • Expiration date or "Best before".

Frequently Asked Questions
How can i know if the product to be imported to Mexico must comply with labeling standard?
1. You will need to know the Mexican tariff code: you can use the tool "mi fracción arancelaria" to look it up using the common name of your product in spanish.
2. Review the list of tariff codes that are subject to complying with labeling standards, as well as the specific standard that the product must comply with.
Click here to know more about applicable regulations of your product.
How can I comply with the labeling standard?
There are two possibilities:
1. You can bring the labeling of origin, meaning you import the products with the relevant commercial information, which will be examined by the customs authority; or
2. You can label within the country, provided that you comply with the following requirements:
a) Have, prior to the customs clearance of the goods, a service contract with a Verification Unit in Mexico.
b) Carry out the labeling in national territory within a maximum period of 30 days.
c) Once the product has been labeled, the Verification Unit must issue the corresponding opinion, which must be sent digitally to the Ministry of Economy.
Click here to know more about the certified Verifications Units!
What happens if my products do not comply with the labeling requirements?
At customs clearance, the corresponding authority will verify that the products comply with the appropriate labeling, or, when applicable, that you meet the requirements to do so within national territory.
In case of non-compliance, your goods will not be allowed to enter the country, and you will be sanctioned according to national legislation.
What happens if my labels have inaccurate or wrong information?
If the labels of your products have inaccurate or wrong information in:
  • The name or business name
  • Federal taxpayers Registry
  • Fiscal address
Do not worry! You can present it to customs clearance, having previously notified the Ministry of Economy. For this, you will need to send and email to dgce.nom@economia.gob.mx, with a letter, in spanish, signed by the legal representative of the company, in wich you indicate the name of the product, the inaccurate data, as well as the correct information, and the number of labels that have an error.
You will receive an answer from the authorities no later than 3 days.
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