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Mexico NOM 208 certificates must be updated with HS code

On June 3rd, there will be a new customs law enforce, this change to the current law only banned the possibility to import products with a letter of exemption called “carta NOM”.
This announcement states that the change on the law will be enforce on March 1st, but there was a delay on the date to give opportunity to all importers to get the certificates for the products.
At present many products that require safety NOM certificate, or energy efficiency NOM certificate or telecom NOM certificate, are being imported with this “carta NOM” justifying that the product did not require to get NOM certificates because it was intended for the end user, or as if the products being imported were samples, or for professional use.
So, customs authorities decided to forbid importation with “carta NOM”. After June 1st, the applicable NOM certificates for all products will be mandatory to be shown in customs.

Another important change in the law is that after June 1st all NOM certificates will need to show the HS code, and this HS code shown in the certificate must be the same HS code with which the importer will do customs clearance for the product
At present all the valid NOM certificates that will be used by the importer in customs must be re-issued to include the HS code and they must make sure to use the correct HS code or the products will be stuck in customs until the certificate is revised.
All importers that used to avoid certification for their products are now getting the NOM certificates urgently. The labs and NYCE are overwhelmed by the amount of workload. And NYCE not only has the workload of new certificates, but also of re-issuing all certificates to include the HS code.
The importers must have the NOM certificates issued to their company name in order to be valid for importation.

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