Import cars must have a certificate of origin of the carmakers. Health Minister Patty Hajdu takes a slightly different approach. As of January 1, 2009, the automotive sector in the framework of the Treaty of the North American free trade agreement (NAFTA), will open for what the Mexican Government established the conditions for import of ten years or more old vehicles originating in United States or Canada. According to the Decree published yesterday in the Official Journal of the Federation through the Secretaria de Economia (SE) and that it will be in effect until December 31, 2010, will receive preferential tariff treatment used vehicles originating in United States and Canada that have a certificate of valid source to prove that all its components and add-on parts not changed the original character had the car when it was manufactured. The owner must have to prove the above, with a certificate of origin from the manufacturer or reliable information that the unit meets the corresponding source, document that rule It must be presented to the customs authority. Decree points out that may be imported in final form used cars of 10 years old whose number vehicle identification (VIN) matches a vehicle manufactured or assembled in NAFTA countries, with a tariff of 10%, without prior permission of import and without presenting certificate of origin. The Government of Mexico maintains the scheme of preferential to the Strip and northern border region of the country in the case of light from five to nine years old vehicles, so that they may be imported definitively with a tariff of 10 percent, without prior import permit and certificate of origin produced. Prevents the import of used vehicles in the country of origin, by its physical features or by technical issues, your movement is restricted or prohibited, as well as when the unit has been reported as stolen.
Cars that are admitted to the country should be held to the provisions legal protection for the environment. In order to have up-to-date and relevant information of the behaviour of the market of used vehicles and their impact in the Mexican automotive industry, importers shall inform of units entering the country. Dear reader, gathers it our invitation to visit our Web site at Internet Vision Automotriz Magazine, where you will find the latest that is happening in the exciting world of the automobile, the last news, launches of new models and everything that happens around the world automotive industry.