NEWS FROM MEXICAN CUSTOMS
Ventanilla Unica or Single Window is the most important modernization of Mexican import and export processes in recent history. Scheduled for implementation on June 1, 2012, the Ventanilla Unica will expedite trade by simplifying information flows between several arms of Mexican federal government currently involved in international trade transactions. The result is a streamlined and significantly improved trade information flow for all parties.
What is the Ventanilla Unica?
This new program allows sending electronic information only once, before a single entity, to comply with all requirements of foreign trade. The current process may involve up to 161 procedures in order to comply with customs and other government department trade regulations. The Ventanilla Unica or Single Window is usually centrally managed by a governing body, allowing the competent authorities and government agencies to receive or have access to relevant information for your purpose. International traders or their customs broker submit electronically all import/export information. Authorities and agencies involved must coordinate their controls and review of trade information. In some cases, the Ventanilla Unica or Single Window shall provide a means for payment of royalties, taxes and fees.
• Delivery of electronic information at a single point of contact: all information related to the process of import, export or transit of goods is entered online once.
• Information can be sent at any time, any day of the year, from anywhere in the world.
• Reduced time and cost: as a result of the simplification and automation of management process, times and cost are reduced for both the federal Public Administration and International traders.
• Improved logistics processes: no paper filing, with electronic filing it streamlines the release of goods and expedites delivery times.
• Improves Transparency: the automation of trade processes prevents arbitrary decisions of public servants, and provides better risk control.
• Greater legal certainty: there is clarity of the requirements for compliance with trade obligations.
• Elimination of paper forms: As digital information replaces the use of paper.
Buckland Global Trade is positioned to assist you with transition to do business with Mexican Customs Service using the Ventanilla Unica. If you wish more information, please contact Mr. Hernan Corboda, Customer Service Representative, Mexico at 519-637-5886 extension 261 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org