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Phytosanitary, aquaculture and zoosanitary requirements and certificates for import and export

Single Window (SW) full process for certifications

SW is a tool that allows the sending of electronic information to comply with all the requirements of foreign trade. This is possible through the simplification, approval and automation of management processes.

In practical terms, the “Single Window” aims to streamline and simplify information flows between, trade and government, and bring significant benefits to all parties involved in cross-border trade. The “Single Window” (SW) is generally managed centrally allowing competent authorities and government agencies to receive or have access to information relevant to their purpose. In some cases, the SW must provide means for the payment of corresponding rights, taxes and fees.

The Single Window operation involves four steps:

1. The interested party with his Mexican “tax ID electronic signature” registers online the information related to the import, export or transit of merchandise.

2. The information is sent electronically to the corresponding government offices for approval and authorization.

3. Taxes are calculated and ruled to be collected.

4. By presenting the carrier in a simplified format, the customs verify the information and releases the merchandise.

Phytosanitary - Phytosanitary Certificate for Import

The Phytosanitary Certificate for Importation is the document issued at the entry points of Mexico, for merchandise of plant origin, regulated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fishing and Food (SAGARPA). With the issuance of this document, the introduction into the country of merchandise with the proper sanitary condition is guaranteed, by complying with the legislation and regulations established in the matter.

The process start at the Single Window Portal (SW) and must be followed up at the Agricultural Health Inspection Offices (OISA's) of the General Directorate of Phytozoosanitary Inspection (DGIF) located at the points of entry to the country in ports, airports and borders, dependent on the National Service for Health, Safety and Agro-Food Quality (SENASICA).

Once you receive the approval, the Physical Inspection must be scheduled on the SW portal and the inspection activities must be coordinated with the official authorities at the point of entry. Once both processes have been completed, you will be given the authorization of the process that will be sent to you through the SW.

Requirements

International Phytosanitary Certificate, Certificate of origin, Results of laboratory tests, Invoice, Air waybill, Trades, Attested Letters, Quality Control Certificate, Certificate of analysis, Free sale certificate, Description of the merchandise, Quantity in UMT, Rate Measurement Unit (UMT), Common Name, Scientific Name, Use, Country of Origin, among others.

Aquaculture Health - Request for Import Aquaculture Health Certificate

Aquaculture Health are aquatic species, products and by-products in addition to biological, chemical, pharmaceutical and food products for the use or consumption of aquatic species. Once the requirements are known, importers must demonstrate compliance with the General Directorate of Phytozoosanitary Inspection (DGIF) at the point of entry into the country. If the requirements are met, the DGIF will issue the Import Aquaculture Health Certificate, which must be presented with the customs request. In the event that the requirements do not appear in the MCRSA, a "Request for Aquaculture Requirements for regulated goods" must be made to the Directorate of Aquaculture and Fisheries Health through the Single Window for Foreign Trade Mexican. Once the application is received, the DSAP has ten business days to issue an opinion, which the applicant receives through the SW.

Requirements

Quality Control Certificate, Certificate of origin, Certificate of analysis, Free sale certificate, Results of laboratory tests, Attested Letters, Customs Office of Entry, Means of Transport, Transportation Identification, Description of the merchandise, Common Name, Scientific Name, Country of Origin, Development Phase, among others.

Animal health - import certificate

The Animal Health Import Certificate is the document that is issued at entry points into Mexico, for merchandise of animal origin, regulated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fishing and Food (SAGARPA).

The Import Animal Health Requirements Consultation Module (MCRZI) is an online consultation system that is accessible from any computer with internet, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and consists of a catalog of documents that contain zoosanitary requirements, called combinations, which are established for the importation of merchandise of animal origin or for use or consumption by animals, in order to prevent the entry of diseases and pests of animals into Mexico.

To import animals, goods of animal origin or for animal use or consumption, the animal health measures specified in the MCRZI must be complied with. Once the requirements are known, importers must demonstrate compliance with the General Directorate of Phytozoosanitary Inspection (DGIF) at the point of entry into the country. If the requirements are met, the DGIF will issue the Animal Health Import Certificate, which must be presented with the customs request. In the event that the requirements do not appear in the MCRZI, a "Request for Animal Health Requirements for regulated goods" must be made to the Directorate of Imports and Exports (DIE), through the SW. Once the request is received, the DIE has five business days to issue an opinion, which the applicant receives through the VUCEM portal.

Requirements

International Animal Health Certificate, Quality Control Certificate, Certificate of origin, Certificate of analysis, Free sale certificate, Results of laboratory tests, Invoice, Customs office of entry, Office of Inspection of Agricultural Health, Inspection Point, Code of the Veterinary Doctor, Type of Merchandise, International Certificate No., Description, Species, Country of Origin, Type of Plant, Authorized Origin Plant, Color / Coat, Age of the Animal, Development Phase, Zootechnical Function, Race, Scientific Name, Date of Preparation or Packaging or Process, Expiration Date, Date of Production or Slaughter, Preparation or Packaging Date or End_Process, Expiration Date_End, Date of Production or Sacrifice_End, Exporter Data, among others.

Animal health - export certificate

Individuals or companies may need an export certificate when it is intended to export animals and livestock merchandise, in accordance with the requirements established by the importing country, in case of not carrying them out it would affect Mexican exports, since our country would not comply with the recommendations of the Sanitary Code for Terrestrial Animals of the World Organization for Animal Health, because the Animal Health Export Certificate is intended to give guarantees that the animals or goods to be exported comply with the requirements regarding animal health and, where appropriate, health public

Requirements

Official identification, Power of Attorney, Document proving origin, Results of laboratory tests, Certificate or vaccination card, Deworming certificate or primer, Review of animal characteristics, Health certificate issued by a Veterinary Doctor on letterhead, Photocopy of the professional certificate of the Veterinary Doctor, Quality opinion of the current product, Certificate for the export with conformity of good sanitary practices issued by the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS), in the case of products intended for human consumption, Description of the production process, Product Registration, Verification or inspection report, Technical Sheet, Customs office of departure / place of shipment, Arrival Date Importing Country, Destination Country Entry Point, Country of Origin, Common name, Species, Zootechnical Function, SAGARPA State Delegation, Age of the Animal, Color, Weight, Shipping Marks, Sacrifice Date, Means of Transport, Container Number.

Vegetables, their products and by-products - export certificate

The interested party in exporting vegetables, their products and by-products, as well as any other regulated merchandise or equipment that implies a phytosanitary risk, must request from the Secretary the International Phytosanitary Certificate in the terms established in article 27 of the Federal Plant Health Law, after complying with the official Mexican norms and the current legislation of the Country that imports the merchandise.

The International Phytosanitary Certificate is a document that importing countries request to verify that the products that enter represent an acceptable phytosanitary risk, in accordance with the provisions of their national regulations and compliance with phytosanitary requirements. If this certificate is not presented, the entry of phytosanitary regulated goods is not allowed.

Aquaculture health certificate for the export of aquatic species, their products and by-products

Exporters may present a certificate to export merchandise of aquaculture and fishing origin. The effect of not having it is: the possibility of spreading diseases that affect aquaculture and fishing species in the world would increase. Likewise, it would reduce the effectiveness of sanitary and zoosanitary measures that are necessary to protect the health and life of people, animals and plants.

For the use and application of the information here provided, a specific analysis of the situation must be evaluated by the Firm ZALDIVAR CONSULTING (ZC)

ZC can assist you with any of these processes for import/export and any other management, taxes, auditing, accounting and paperwork issues. Contact: mzaldivar@zaldivarconsulting.mx

www.zaldivarconsulting.mx

Reference

SW english website: https://www.ventanillaunica.gob.mx/envucem/AboutVU/AboutVU/index.htm

Senásica website:http://www.senasica.gob.mx/?id=5145

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