The devaluation to the Mexican Peso related to the dollar due to an international context has affected a wide portion, if not all the areas concerning the internal growth of the country, in a scenario that analysts don’t think will improve this year. But there are benefits imposed by the government that can lower the impact done by this crisis, one of them being the IMMEX Decree, an ally that will help reduce the losses and for exporters.


The Decreto para el Fomento de la Industria Manufacturera, Maquiladora y de Servicios de Exportación (Decree Towards the Growth of the Manufacturing Industry, Clothing and Exporting Services) was born in 2006 as a help to improve the importation of supplies destined to the fabrication of products that will be later exported, thus keeping a healthy investment flow that involve these processes.

IMMEX allows for a temporal import of sensitive goods needed for the industry, but only products related to sugar, steel, rims, wheels and cloth, their boxes, containers and all tools related to the manufacturing of these products.

This implies that an importer can bring products to Mexico large quantities of a specific supply, and pay all related taxes in a timely manner while only taking out the needed products adhering to a handling and warehousing service offered by Customs or a third-party logistics company.

This service, which after all years has become a market itself and has multiple 3pl companies dedicated to this area, offering bonded warehousing services, distribution services, management and keeping it but the standards imposed by the Customs Law.

Under this plan, the IMMEX Decree has become a vital piece for importers during a context where the Peso is devaluated referring to the dollar, because it lets services to not pay the complete amount, facing a big loss, instead paying it in small amounts while only taking what they need until the economic scenario gets stabilized.

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Making an investment with dollars means having to spend more pesos to buy the same number of products, and taking the risk of buying a container with supplies can be a mistake that will have economic consequences since it will be impossible to sell them without a loss until an inflation is applied.

Being a part of the IMMEX will reduce the initial investment, allowing importers to take out the materials or tools needed only paying taxes when they do, further reducing the cost of importing products in this scenario, while keeping the flow steady while also taking advantage of the income generated by exports, which grows in this context.

Although it is important to note that because this system is thought to improve the growth of the national produce, this service isn’t available to private imports or consumer goods, instead, it is reserved solely to the automotive, clothing and manufacturing industries.

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