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Mexico – Customs and Import duty tax calculation method

Customs Duties or Import duty and taxes will be pending and need to be cleared while importing goods into Mexico from outside of the EU Either by a private individual or a commercial entity.

The valuation method is CIF.

  • The import duty and taxes payable are calculated on the complete shipping value, which includes the cost of the imported goods, the cost of freight and the cost of insurance.
  • Imports are also subject to sales tax, DTA, and in some cases to excise.

Below is the Duty and Sales tax for Mexico :

Duty Rates Average Duty Rate Sales Tax(GST) or VAT Threshold on goods
0% to 140.4% 13.97% ST=16%(but varies as per products and the way(post or courier) imported)
VAT = ST * (CIF + Duty+ other taxes)
No duty if the product value or FOB value (excluding shipping and insurance) cost won’t exceed US$300(by post) and No VAT if the FOB value(check Overview for FOB value) does not exceed US$50(by courier).

Catergories of Import:

Type Minimum Value Maximum Value
Post US$300 US$1000
Courier US$50 US$1000


  • Some products like laptops, and other electronic products can be imported free of duty.
  • The excise tax law (Impuesto Especial Sobre Producción y Servicios or IEPS) levies substantial federal excise rates on the importation and/or sale of certain taxable items, such as gasoline (% variable), beer (26.5%), wine (26.5% to 53%), spirits (53%), and cigarettes and other tobacco products (160% plus an additional quota), and on certain services related to these activities, such as commission, mediation, and distribution of excise taxable items, as well as services for raffles and gambling (30%). Excise tax is also applicable to certain telecommunications services (3%).
  • Some products can be imported free of VAT.
  • The Country has special type of duty i.e. Preferential duty rates : Mexico has signed free trade agreements with a number of countries. To be entitled to preferential tariff treatment, a good must meet the “”originating”” criteria as set out on the Rules of Origin of individual FTAs. A certificate of origin is required upon importation for preferential duty rates to apply.
  • Mexico has signed multiple Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), which provide for preferential duty rates on foreign trade operations with many more countries. FTAs signed by Mexico include the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and agreements with the European Union (EU), the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), and Japan, among many other countries. Most FTAs provide 0% duty rates for almost 90% of the goods to be imported into Mexico.
  • Other Taxes are applied on CIF value and Duty.

Extra taxes and customs fees while importing :

Type of Tax Products Rate
DTA ALL 0.8%
Excise Alcohol and Tobacco Products 25% to 160%

Please refer the detailed information of different categories here.