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Mexico Increases Import Duties on Multiple Products By 5% to 50%

April 29, 2024

On April 22, Mexico increased import duties to 544 tariff lines ranging between 5% and 50%. The increase will be enforced for two years, ending in April 2026.

Among the products covered by the new measure are the following: steel, aluminum, textiles, clothing, footwear, wood, plastics, chemical products, paper and cardboard, ceramic products, glass, electrical equipment, transport equipment, musical instruments, and furniture. Agricultural products are not included.

Import duties will not apply to originated goods from countries with which Mexico has signed a Free Trade Agreement (e.g., USMCA, CPTPP). (See chart below) Thus, the impact will be particularly significant for imports from non-FTA countries, such as China, Brazil, or Indonesia.

The import duties will not affect industrial production mechanisms such as maquiladoras or specific sectorial programs (e.g., auto parts or automotive) intended to promote the production of goods for export.

Free Trade Agreement Country
USMCA United States and Canada
CPTPP Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United Kingdom, and Vietnam
MX-EU FTA Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden
MX-EFTA FTA Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Liechtenstein
MX-CA FTA Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua
MX-Uruguay FTA Uruguay
MX-Colombia FTA Colombia
MX-Israel FTA Israel

If you have any questions regarding the content of this alert, please contact Mark Ludwikowski (; 202-640-6680), Kevin Williams (; 312-985-5907), Aristeo Lopez (; 202-552-2366), Kelsey Christensen (; 202-640-6670), Sally Alghazali (; 202-572-8676), or other members of Clark Hill’s International Trade Business Unit.

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