IMMEX Obligations

  • DateFebruary 14, 2019
  • Time1:00 PM EST
  • Duration1 Hour
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About this Webinar

IMMEX (Industrial Manufacturera Maquiladora y de Servicios de Exportacion) is a Mexican program that allows foreign manufacturers to import components and raw materials into the country tax and duty free. Program regulations mandate that the finished goods must be exported out of Mexico within a given timeframe.

While IMMEX offers many great benefits, including cost savings from the duty and tax-free incentives and low wages, there are some risks associated with non-compliance. Consequences for non-compliance include fines and penalties, program cancellation, smuggling prosecution and imprisonment.

Attend this webinar to learn more about:

  • Program overview
  • Requirements for certification
  • Annex 24 and 31
  • Consequences for non-compliance
  • Recommendations and preventive actions for managing the program
  • Corrective actions in the event of non-compliance

Who Should Attend?

Businesses interested in investing in Mexico, manufacturers looking to reduce operational costs, importers/exporters interested in learning more about Mexico’s IMMEX program.

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Our experts

Fabián Piña: International Trade Consultant

Fabián Piña started working at Livingston International in February 2015 as an international trade consultant. He has extensive knowledge of the Mexican regulations that govern commercial activity, and of the customs regulatory framework. Specifically, he has experience in import and export management, tariff classification, which is in compliance with the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS), as well as Incoterms® rules and the IMMEX Program.

Among Fabián's recent projects are the reconstruction of IMMEX Annex 24, the inventory and reconstruction of fixed assets, minimizing taxes, and various evaluations of imports and exports.

Before working at Livingston International, Fabián coordinated the International Trade Department at Magna Interiors Toluca.

Judith Álvarez: Senior Consultant for Mexico and Latin America

As the senior consultant for Mexico and Latin America, Judith Álvarez is responsible for the administration of import/export operations, as well as carrying out evaluations of customs compliance. Her primary area of experience is the administration of imports and exports in Mexico. She also has extensive knowledge of the regulations applicable to IMMEX companies, certifications, determining the origin of different free trade agreements, analyzing the minimization of taxes, and classifying tariffs. As part of her daily work, she manages international trade consulting services for key clients, and she is also responsible for analyzing applicable new regulations that govern import and export operations for Mexico, the United States, and Brazil.

Judith has been working at Livingston since 2014. She has 15 years of experience in assigning tariff classification, qualifying origins for NAFTA and other free trade agreements, cost strategies of international trade, customs operations in Mexico, and knowledge of the customs laws in the United States.

Judith has a degree in international business from Universidad del Valle, Mexico and a Master's degree in International Logistics from Universidad Iberoamericana Tijuana.

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