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Mexico Provides Duty-Free Treatment to Microwave Ovens, Creates New Tariff Breakouts for a Range of Items

Mexican authorities have established new tariff breakouts for a range of products and modified the descriptions of various other tariff lines, as well as certain tariff schedule explanatory notes, in an attempt to improve oversight efforts, combat undervaluation practices and otherwise enhance Mexico’s trade regime. In addition, duty-free treatment has been provided to microwave ovens classified under HTSMX 8516.50.01, down from a five percent duty, in order to enhance market options for consumers at competitive prices and align the MFN tariff for this product with the preferential tariffs in effect under various trade agreements. Most of these actions will enter into force on 4 December.

Numerous tariff breakouts have been created under HS Chapters 61 and 62 in an effort to gather more information on import trends and apply in a more precise manner the current estimated prices for these products. New tariff breakouts have also been established for sugar of heading 1701, petroleum oils of headings 2709 and 2710, knitted fabric of heading 6001, and certain furnishing articles of heading 9404. Duties on these products have remained unchanged, however. In addition, the explanatory notes for Section XI (textiles and apparel), Chapter 27 and Chapter 62 of Mexico’s tariff schedule have been modified in various ways.


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