As of June 30, 2019, the Mexican government requires that a product’s tariff code (its “fracción arancelaria”) be displayed on its NOM-001, NOM-003, or NOM-019 safety certificate. (The tariff code is also sometimes referred to as the “HS code,” “HTS code,” or “harmonized code.”)
Until now a product’s tariff/harmonized/HS/HTS code was not printed on the NOM certificate; the code was just included in the underlying application paperwork.
Of Mexico’s two certificate-issuing agencies, NYCE already includes the code on the new certificates it issues. The other agency, ANCE, will start adding the code to its new certificates by the end of May.
If your product’s NOM certificate does not feature the product’s tariff code, you will need to request an updated certificate by June 30; the new cert must be obtained within 90 days of requested date.
This is a new development (first communicated by the agencies on May 2). We are working with NYCE and ANCE to get updated certificates for our clients as soon as possible, subject to the agencies’ workload.
Contact LARCG if you think you have NOM-001, NOM-003, or NOM-019 safety certificates that will be invalid because of missing tariff code, or other reason. We can help with this issue, or any other regarding Latin America certification.