Exporting Products to MEXICO

Location: Mexico is located in the southernmost portion of North America, bordered by the United States, the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Belize, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico. Its largest city and capital is Mexico City.

Is there a trade agreement between Mexico and the UK? Yes, an agreement signed on December 2020 provides for continuity in trade between Mexico and the United Kingdom after Brexit. The Agreement is intended to be transitional in nature. The UK and Mexico are planing to begin negotiations on a new and ambitious Free Trade Agreement in 2021.

Mexican national currency: Peso (MXN).

Official language: Spanish.


Shipping from the UK to Mexico

Transit time via air from the UK to airport in Mexico is approximately 1 to 3 days. Mexico's main cargo international airports are located in Mexico City (Benito Juarez), and Guadalajara (Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla).


Transit time via sea from the UK to port in Mexico is approximately 16 to 28 days. Mexico’s main sea ports are Manzanillo and Lazaro Cardenas on the pacific coast; Veracruz and Altamira on the east coast.


Export documents required include packing list, commercial invoice, and health / organic / origin / phytosanitary certificate(s) where applicable. Requirements for the Mexican importer include tax indentification number (RFC), and registration as importer at SAT. Requirements for the British exporter include having an EORI number.


Top-10 products exported from the United Kingdom to Mexico in 2019

1. Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical
    appliances; parts thereof
    .................................................................................................$448.2 M

2. Vehicles; other than railway or tramway rolling stock,
    and parts and accessories thereof
    .................................................................................................$230.0 M

3. Beverages, spirits and vinegar
    .................................................................................................$117.9 M

4. Pharmaceutical products
    .................................................................................................$154.2 M

5. Electrical/electronic equipment
    .................................................................................................$107.1 M

6. Optical/photo/technical/medical apparatus
    .................................................................................................$94.0 M

7. Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
    .................................................................................................$75.4 M

8. Organic chemicals
    .................................................................................................$65.4 M

9. Iron and steel
    .................................................................................................$64.1 M

10. Plastic and articles thereof
    .................................................................................................$50.4 M

M: Millions USD
Source: DIT / UN Comtrade



Find opportunities to export to Mexico

If you are an exporter based in Britain, the UK Department for International Trade (DIT), offers an online data base where you can search for current export opportunities and pitch your products to overseas buyers including Mexican importers.


If you are an importer based in Mexico looking for British products, we invite you to complete the application form at great.gov.uk to access contact details of British exporters via this tool which is administrated by the UK government. When completing the form, please reply 'Britain Latin America Logistics Ltd' to the question 'Where did you hear about great.gov.uk?'


Mexican Chamber of Commerce in GB

We also advise to get in touch with the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain (MexCC), a non-for-profit private sector organization. The Chamber support its members in developing business contacts and promote trade between Mexico and the UK.


Import taxes/restrictions in Mexico

Tariff classification -VUCEM

Visit the official Mexican tariff classification website at SAT to consult the applicable import taxes and restrictions. If you are based in the UK, you can access the UK official export tool: goods from the United Kingdom to Mexico.


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