Ineffective delivery systems and low financial inclusion have also delayed the development of ecommerce, feeding a cultural distrust of the postal service and online payments. Customs procedures for express packages continue to be burdensome. Mexico’s de minimis level is $50 and regulations still hold the courier 100 percent liable for the contents of shipments.

Import Duties

In addition to duty, imports are also subject to sales tax, customs processing fee (DTA), and in some cases to excise. Duty rates in Mexico vary from 0% to 140.4%, with the average duty rate at 13.97%. Some products can be imported free of duty (e.g. laptops, and other electronic products).



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