Intelligence, transparency, collaboration, competitiveness and globalization became the profile of Customs Offices in the XXI Century.

With nearly a trade of 800 billion dollars per year, Mexico is a country open to the world and it requires the best customs; modern, intelligent, transparent, secure and efficient customs facilities of the XXI Century.

The 49 customs in the country collected 787 thousand 550 million pesos during 2016, which represents 29% at the national level, performing 46 thousand daily operations and registering an increase of 3.3%.

“Mexico’s openness and foreign trade with the world positioned the country as an attractive market for business benefitting national economy”.

José Antonio Meade Kuribreña

Secretary of Finance

Manzanillo, the main Maritime Customs Office in Mexico

With more than 648 thousand foreign trade operations during 2016 and a fiscal collection of up to 74 billion pesos in the same year, Manzanillo has become the main Maritime Customs in Mexico. Therefore, it is now more than ever that customs offices plays a strategic role in the competitiveness of the country in the international scenario.

During the first trimester of 2017, the port of Manzanillo consolidated itself with the services of a modern customs in a scenario where procedure efficiency is practically mandatory to overcome fast approaching obstacles in foreign trade. These are prototype characteristics of the XXI century customs: intelligence transparency, competitiveness, collaboration and globalization. Under these features, the customs in Colima’s port has faster and more secure offices, doubling the port capacity for merchandise imports and exports.

New infrastructure and equipment

  • There has been a 35 million pesos investment on creating new regional laboratories, cold-storage plants and additional lanes
  • Addition of one lane for AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) companies
  • Seven lanes that increase roadway capacity and allows a dispatching of 450 vehicles per day
  • Acquisition of two integral non-intrusive inspection systems, one for imports and the other for exports.
  • Update to full scan in first and second generation of the Vehicle and Cargo Inspection System (VACIS)
  • Time dispatching reduction from 5 days to 3 hours
  • Inspection of up to 450 vehicles per day
  • Fast inspection of difficult identification merchandise

At the end of 2016, the Maritime Customs in Manzanillo performed nearly 648 thousand operations, making it the most important Maritime Customs in Mexico, followed by Customs in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.

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