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a) Indication and Warnings on Goods

 

Table Eggs shipped for importation into Mexico shall comply with the following:

 

  • Boxes or packages shall be arranged and sealed so that during transportation they do not move, flip over, break or get crushed.

  • Make sure that what is physically sent matches the documentation submitted.

  • Palettize and arrange goods appropriately for safety, as well as to have an easy and agile deconsolidation and physical inspection by the authority.

  • The Mexican health authority may inspect 100% of goods to be imported. Thus, it is key that each box is properly placed, clean, closed, in order and with fully visible and readable labeling information.

  • Labels shall be made of a resistant and durable material with sufficient glue to withstand movement and handling of boxes, as well as to withstand the temperature and humidity in the container.

  • To thoroughly check the box or container in order to verify it was completely cleaned and sanitized before the shipping of goods, as well as identify and note any possible damages.

  • Make sure the temperature is appropriate depending on the state of the goods (dried, fresh or frozen). It is recommended that the signature of USDA’s official who signs the sanitary certificate of origin shall be using a different color than black.
    https://www.fsis.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media_file/2020-07/9000.1.pdf (Page 10).

  • All certificates and letterheads must be typed, handwritten documents will not be accepted.

  • To verify that the lock or stamp declared on the origin sanitary certificate physically matches the one placed on the transportation; do not break or open until reviewed by the Mexican Customs. 

  • On the labels, declare the packing, harvest and expiration dates using the following format: day/month/year.

  • Labels shall not be adhered onto the plastic wrapped around the boxes.

  • Before shipping of the goods, it is important to send to the Customs Broker all required documentation, as well as the photographic support of the load, labels and origin health certificate to make sure all is correct.

  • To avoid marking and/or crossing out information with a marker on the boxes, since it may be considered as altered information.

  • When an origin sanitary certificate replacement is requested, all duplicates shall be turned in.

  • To avoid affix or adhere stamps and information different from that pertaining to the goods.

  • Mexican Customs requires that invoices and certificates of Country of Origin show full addresses, including the city/state and the postal code.

  • It is recommended to have a temperature monitor or to record temperature to prove before authorities in case of discrepancies.

  • Health certificates shall be registered or processed using a text processor or in a computer. The health certificate number shall also come from a text processor or computer. Hand-written documents or labels shall be rejected. Mexico shall not accept hand-written corrections, erasures, text out of line, corrections or crossing-outs.

  • All health certificates for live animals exported to Mexico SHALL NOT have abbreviations –except for: abbreviations by the issuer, the consignee and the accredited veterinarian, and endorser (of VMO field). 

  • The cold chain shall be maintained for table eggs during the entire process, for example until the final point of sale.

  • Table eggs shall be packed in new cardboard boxes sealed with tape, or packaged in cardboard cartons. They shall be stacked over disinfected pallets and plastic-wrapped for stability. Each box or pallet with cardboard cartons shall be identified with USDA’s stamp.   

 

b) Indication and Warnings on Goods

Chicks up to three days old shipped for importation into Mexico shall comply with the following:

  • Boxes or packages shall be arranged and sealed so that during transportation they do not move, flip over, break or get crushed.

  • Maintain adequate temperature and ventilation for birds.

  • Be sure to send the necessary documentation with the shipment.

  • Stack the boxes according to the height specified for transport.

  • Keep birds in a dry, clean and ventilated area away from extreme heat or cold.

  • All packaging and beds if applicable must be new.

  • Make sure that what is physically sent matches the documentation submitted.

  • Palletize and arrange goods appropriately for safety, as well as to have an easy and agile deconsolidation and physical inspection by the authority.

  • Labels shall be made of a resistant and durable material with sufficient glue to withstand movement and handling of boxes, as well as to withstand the temperature and humidity in the container.

  • To thoroughly check the box or container in order to verify it was completely cleaned and sanitized before the shipping of goods, as well as identify and note any possible damages.

  • Make sure the temperature is appropriate depending on the state of the goods (dried, fresh or frozen). 

  • It is recommended that the signature of USDA’s official who signs the sanitary certificate of origin shall be using a different color than black
    https://www.fsis.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media_file/2020-07/9000.1.pdf (Página 10).

  • All certificates and labels must be typed, handwritten documents will not be accepted.

  • To verify that the lock or stamp declared on the origin sanitary certificate physically matches the one placed on the transportation; do not break or open until reviewed by the Mexican Customs. 

  • On the labels, declare dates using the following format: day/month/year.

  • Labels shall not be adhered onto the plastic wrapped around the boxes.

  • Before shipping of the goods, it is important to send to the Customs Broker all required documentation, as well as the photographic support of the load, labels and origin sanitary certificate to make sure all is correct.

  • To avoid marking and/or crossing out information with a marker on the boxes, since it may be considered as altered information.

  • When an origin sanitary certificate replacement is requested, all duplicates shall be turned in.

  • To avoid affix or adhere stamps and information different from that pertaining to the goods.

  • Mexican Customs requires that invoices and certificates of Country of Origin show full addresses, including the city/state and the postal code.

  • When a replacement of the zoosanitary certificate of origin for export is requested, all duplicates must be delivered.

  • Avoid stamping or attaching different stamps and different information.

  • Mexican customs requires that all country of origin invoices and certificates show full addresses, including city / state and zip code information.

  • It is recommended to have a temperature monitor or to record temperature to prove before authorities in case of discrepancies.

  • Health certificates shall be registered or processed using a text processor or in a computer. The health certificate number shall also come from a text processor or computer. Hand-written documents shall be rejected. Mexico shall not accept hand-written corrections, erasures, text out of line, corrections or crossing-outs.

  • All health certificates for live animals exported to Mexico SHALL NOT have abbreviations –except for: abbreviations by the issuer, the consignee and the accredited veterinarian, and endorser (of VMO field). 

  • Health certificates submitted through VEHCS to APHIS will have 10 numeric digits.

  • That the birds were transported in containers or strapped vehicles from the farm or incubator to the point of entry to Mexico.
     

c) Indications and Warnings on Goods 

 

Egg Products shipped for importation into Mexico shall comply with the following:

  • Boxes or packages shall be arranged and sealed so that during transportation they do not move, flip over, break or get crushed.

  • Make sure that what is physically sent matches the documentation submitted.

  • Palettize and arrange goods appropriately for safety, as well as to have an easy and agile deconsolidation and physical inspection by the authority.

  • The Mexican health authority may inspect 100% of goods to be imported. Thus, it is key that each box is duly placed, clean, closed, in order and with fully visible and readable labeling information.

  • Labels shall be made of a resistant and durable material with sufficient glue to withstand movement and handling of boxes, as well as to withstand the temperature and humidity in the container.

  • To thoroughly check the box or container in order to verify it was completely cleaned and sanitized before the shipping of goods, as well as identify and note any possible damages.

  • Make sure the temperature is appropriate depending on the state of the goods (dried, fresh or frozen). 

  • It is recommended that the signature of USDA’s official who signs the sanitary certificate of origin shall be using a different color than black
    https://www.fsis.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media_file/2020-07/9000.1.pdf (Página 10).

  • All certificates and labels must be typed, handwritten documents will not be accepted.

  • If the lot numbers are different and/or very lengthy and do not fit in the origin sanitary certificate, a second or third certificate shall be used.

  • To verify that the lock or stamp declared on the origin sanitary certificate physically matches the one placed on the transportation; do not break or open until reviewed by the Mexican Customs.

  • On the labels, declare the packing, harvest and expiration dates using the following format: day/month/year.

  • It is forbidden to enter frozen or fresh products into Mexico contained in primary packaging which in turn are contained in secondary packaging which DOES NOT allow for the verification of the labeling of each individual primary packaging.

  • Labels shall not be adhered onto the plastic wrapped around the boxes.

  • Before shipping of the goods, it is important to send to the Customs Broker all required documentation, as well as the photographic support of the load, labels and origin sanitary certificate to make sure all is correct.

  • To avoid marking and/or crossing out information with a marker on the boxes, since it may be considered as altered information.

  • When an origin sanitary certificate replacement is requested, all duplicates shall be turned in.

  • To avoid affix or adhere stamps and information different from that pertaining to the goods.

  • Mexican Customs requires that invoices and certificates of Country of Origin show full addresses, including the city/state and the postal code.

  • It is recommended to have a temperature monitor or to record temperature to prove before authorities in case of discrepancies.

  • Health certificates shall be registered or processed using a text processor or in a computer. The health certificate number shall also come from a text processor or computer. Hand-written documents shall be rejected. Mexico shall not accept hand-written corrections, erasures, text out of line, corrections or crossing-outs.

  • Some pasteurized dried egg products are exempt from Value Added Tax in Mexico. It is important to contract an experienced Customs Broker and verify if the product is eligible.

  • To export fully cooked eggs to Mexico, the plant shall be included in the Processed Eggs and Egg Products Export Verification Program (PEEPEV).

d) Indication and Warnings on Goods

Hatching eggs shipped for importation into Mexico shall comply with the following:
 

  • Boxes or packages shall be arranged and sealed so that during transportation they do not move, flip over, break or get crushed.

  • Maintain adequate temperature and ventilation.

  • Be sure to send the necessary documentation with the shipment.

  • Stack the boxes according to the height specified for transport.

  • Keep the good in a clean and ventilated area away from extreme heat or cold.

  • Make sure that what is physically sent matches the documentation submitted.

  • Palletize and arrange goods appropriately for safety, as well as to have an easy and agile deconsolidation and physical inspection by the authority.

  • The Mexican health authority may inspect 100% of goods to be imported. Thus, it is key that each box is duly placed, clean, closed, in order and with fully visible and readable labeling information.

  • Labels shall be made of a resistant and durable material with sufficient glue to withstand movement and handling of boxes, as well as to withstand the temperature and humidity in the container.

  • To thoroughly check the box or container in order to verify it was completely cleaned and sanitized before the shipping of goods, as well as identify and note any possible damages.

  • Make sure the temperature is appropriate depending on the state of the goods (dried, fresh or frozen). 

  • It is recommended that the signature of USDA’s official who signs the sanitary certificate of origin shall be using a different color than black
    https://www.fsis.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media_file/2020-07/9000.1.pdf.

  • All certificates and labels must be typed, handwritten documents will not be accepted.

  • To verify that the lock or stamp declared on the origin sanitary certificate physically matches the one placed on the transportation; do not break or open until reviewed by the Mexican Customs. 

  • On the labels, declare dates using the following format: day/month/year.

  • Labels shall not be adhered onto the plastic wrapped around the boxes.

  • Before shipping of the goods, it is important to send to the Customs Broker all required documentation, as well as the photographic support of the load, labels and origin sanitary certificate to make sure all is correct.

  • To avoid marking and/or crossing out information with a marker on the boxes, since it may be considered as altered information.

  • When an origin sanitary certificate replacement is requested, all duplicates shall be turned in.

  • To avoid affix or adhere stamps and information different from that corresponding to the goods.

  • When a replacement of the zoosanitary certificate of origin for export is requested, all duplicates must be delivered.

  • Mexican customs require that all country of origin invoices and certificates show full addresses, including city / state and zip code information.

  • It is recommended to have a temperature monitor or to record temperature to prove before authorities in case of discrepancies.

  • Health certificates shall be registered or processed using a text processor or in a computer. The health certificate number shall also come from a text processor or computer. Hand-written documents shall be rejected. Mexico shall not accept hand-written corrections, erasures, text out of line, corrections or crossing-outs.

  • Acceptance of the digital signature of the Accredited Veterinarian for the 3-day-old chick and fertile egg certificates is temporary.