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Your journey to sell
in Mexico

You want to expand your sales to Mexico but don’t know how? Get an overview in what are the steps to take to start selling in Mexico, and how you can find support from Amazon’s Service Provider Network (SPN) trusted providers every step of the way.

Step 1

Obtain Mexican Tax ID and import license

1

Define legal representative and local address to execute tax related applications

2

Define the company model to apply for tax registry and incorporate it in MX

3

Set bank account

4

Apply for RFC at SAT (Gov. Secretary of Tax Administration) to obtain Tax ID

5

Follow up your RFC application until obtain resolution

6

Apply for Importer License

Step 2

Obtain compliance certifications for your products

1

Complete previous milestone (Obtain Mexican Tax ID and import license)

2

Identify regulations and standards that apply to your product category (NOMs in Mexico)
Some product categories require COFEPRIS approval (Gov. FDA equivalent in MX) like:
Product categories that require COFEPRIS approval
  • Cosmetics
  • Food
  • Food supplements
  • Medical products
  • Medical devices / equipment
  • Vitamins among others

3

Submit application to COFEPRIS to obtain register to sell your products / Fulfill labeling requirements to comply with NOMs that apply to your products

4

Obtain NOM certifications

Step 3

Get trademark rights for your products

1

Define the brand type to register

2

Identify the international class registry that applies to your case

3

Review that your brand is not confused to another registered brands and complies with Mexican Law

4

File Brand registry application at IMPI (Mexican Institute of International Property)

5

Follow up your registry application and Obtain resolution (brand registry issue or denied)

Step 4

Get customs support and import your products to Mexico

1

Comply regulations and standards that apply to your products

2

Select a Customs broker to support you on the import process

3

Identify the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes that apply to your products to determine customs duties to be paid on imports

4

Fill MX Customs Declaration forms for customs clearance (Pedimento de Importación, Carta porte), a bill of lading, documents demonstrating guarantee of payment of additional duties for undervalued good

5

Pay tariffs

6

Obtain Customs clearance

Step 5

Get your inventory ready to sell

1

Select a Storage provider / Define if you want your inventory to be shipped to Amazon’s FC

2

Clear goods across boarder with Customs Broker support

3

Ship your products to the selected storage location

4

Prepare your products to sell (Bundling/Kitting, Labeling, item preparation)

5

Perform quality check to product/item before selling

6

Start selling!

SPN providers assistance along the way

Amazon has identified a group of trusted third-party service providers who can assist you to speed up your export journey with their expertise. Amazon’s Service Provider Network or Amazon SPN will help you with every step of selling internationally - from getting your tax registry to transporting your products to Amazon fulfillment centers and more.

SPN providers

Trademark registry:
Compliance:
Imports and Customs:
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