Mexico’s Advance Air Manifest Requirements to Enter into Force Oct. 29
[Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the Oct. 27, 2011, issue of the Advisor, a weekly publication of our STR-TAP service, and is reprinted here with permission.]
Mexico’s Servicio de Administración Tributaria (SAT) has announced that the requirement to file advance electronic declarations for goods transported into Mexico by air will enter into force Oct. 29. The 25 data points required of airline carriers include, among others, flight details; master guide number; commercial value of the merchandise; places of dispatch, loading, acceptance, destination and transshipment; customs procedures; carriers and airports used en route to Mexico; details of the consignee, shipper, recipient and person who must be notified of the arrival of the goods; container details; and quantity and description of the goods. The 17 data points required of freight forwarders include, among others, house air waybill number; associated master air waybill number; places of dispatch, loading, acceptance and destination; details of the consignee, shipper, recipient and person who must be notified of the arrival of the goods; container details; and quantity and description of the goods. This information may be provided in English or Spanish.
For short-haul flights from such locations as the United States, Canada, Central America, the Caribbean and certain South American countries, the required information must be filed upon departure from the last airport overseas. For flights from all other locations, the required information must be filed within four hours after the departure of the plane from the last airport overseas.