Shipping your goods to Mexico
If you are not knowledgeable about international shipping procedures you can use a freight forwarder to move your goods. A forwarder will have extensive knowledge of documentation requirements, regulations, transportation costs and banking practices in Mexico.
Find freight forwarding companies to help you transport your goods to Mexico via the British International Freight Association (BIFA) at: www.bifa.org/home, or the Freight Transport Association (FTA) at: www.fta.co.uk.
Posting goods to Mexico
Find out about sending goods by post to Mexico, at: www.royalmail.com/mexico.
Shipping restricted, banned and dangerous goods to Mexico
There are very few prohibited items in Mexico. An up-to-date list can be found at the Servicio de Administración Tributaria (SAT), at: www.sat.gob.mx/aduanas/pasajeros/Paginas/Mercancia_no_
ingresa_Mexico.aspx (detail not in English).
Special rules apply if you are shipping dangerous goods to Mexico. See: www.gov.uk/shipping-dangerous-goods/what-are-dangerous-goods.
Find out more about export restrictions on products into Mexico in the EU’s Market Access Database: http://madb.europa.eu/madb/indexPubli.htm.
Terms of delivery to Mexico
Your contract should include agreement on terms of delivery using Incoterms. See: https://iccwbo.org/resources-for-business/incoterms-rules/ or visit: www.gov.uk/guidance/international-trade-paperwork-the-basics#international-trade-contracts-and-incoterms.
UK Export Finance
The government can provide finance or credit insurance specifically to support UK exports through UK Export Finance (UKEF) – the UK’s export credit agency. See: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-export-finance.
For up-to-date country-specific information on the support available see UKEF’s cover policy and indicators for Mexico at: www.gov.uk/guidance/country-cover-policy-and-indicators#mexico.
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