Importing Products from 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 Mexico to the Uk

Transit time via air from Mexico to airport in the UK 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 Mexico to port in the UK 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.


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


Top-10 product types imported from Mexico to United Kingdom in 2019

1. Pearls, precious stones, metals, coins
    ................................................................................................$1300.0 M

2. Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and
    mechanical appliances; parts thereof
    ................................................................................................$415.0 M

3. Electrical, electronic equipment
    ................................................................................................$196.4 M

4. Vehicles; other than railway or tramway rolling stock,
    and parts and accessories thereof
    ................................................................................................$181.5 M

5. Beverages, spirits and vinegar
    ................................................................................................$126.0 M

6. Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring,
    checking, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus;
    parts and accessories
    ................................................................................................$107.0 M

7. Plastics and articles thereof
    ................................................................................................$82.2 M

8. Organic chemicals
    ................................................................................................$51.5 M

9. Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
    .................................................................................................$50.2 M

10. Edible fruit, nuts, peel of citrus fruit, melons
    ................................................................................................$40.8 M

M: Millions USD
Source: DIT / UN Comtrade



Find opportunities to import from Mexico

Mexican Chamber of Commerce in GB

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 the United Kingdom

Visit the UK Trade Tariff (official UK tariff classification site) to consult the applicable import taxes and restrictions (if any) to Mexican products. This is done by entering either the tariff code or the description of the particular commodity on the site's search tool.


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