The Mexico Advantage Harness the profit potential

Our broad coverage with local resources and experts give you a big-picture perspective with full control of your supply chain.

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Trade with confidence

Our local consultants help you establish and maintain trade compliance programs, meet audit requirements, recover duties and taxes, and manage border security.

Trade strategically

From point of origin to final destination, Livingston’s air, sea, rail, truck or intermodal freight experts ensure you’re able to trade strategically, compliantly and confidently.

Grow your business

Whether importing into or exporting out of Mexico, the United States or Canada, Livingston’s customs brokerage solution lets you trade worry free.

Mexico Coverage

LOCAL EXPERTS. GLOBAL EXPERIENCE.

Our local experts understand the Mexico market and the unique issues companies face. Let them help you navigate the complexities of international trade.

Global Trade Management and Consulting Solutions

Trade into and out of Mexico is becoming more complex. Our customs and trade experts create and review compliance programs, identifying risks as well as opportunities for cost savings and international business development.

IMMEX/Maquiladora

Temporarily import raw materials, parts and components into Mexico for assembly within a set time frame without paying applicable duties. We help you save time and money by keeping track of changing regulations to establish and maintain your IMMEX obligations.

Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Application Assessment

Like ISO certification, Mexico and the EU’s AEO certification constitutes proof of organizational health and process integrity. We guide you through self-assessment, application and operation so your business can benefit from Mexico.

Operations & Logistics Administration (Control Tower)

Acting as an interface between 4PLs and our clients, we leverage our operations center, which is the technology, organization and processes necessary to help you coordinate your 4PL supply base. Use real-time operational data to make decisions, reduce costs, and manage compliance risks.

Technology and Digital Solutions

Our TradeSphere software tracks your documents and goods as they cross the border, so that you meet your IMMEX, Automotive Fiscal Deposit, or other programs’ requirements. TradeSphere specifically enables you to keep your documents on file, track solicitation efforts to help you manage the classification of goods and so much more.

Compliance Assessments

Livingston’s compliance assessment service simulates a full customs audit, determining your level of compliance and risk areas. We examine processes related to tariff classification, valuation, origin determination, record keeping and duty reduction.

MX HTS classification determination and binding rulings

Our trade consultants apply appropriate classification procedures to determine the proper harmonized tariff classification on imports/exports, or export control classification, and get a complete audit trail to support your classification claims. We assist you with obtaining a ruling, CCATS ECCN requests and commodity jurisdiction determination requests.

Brokerage Solutions

Whether you move your goods by truck, rail, air or ocean, Livingston provides integrated customs solutions throughout North America, including simplified importing and exporting customs clearance services into and out of Mexico. Our Mexican customs brokerage services are backed by hundreds of experts located at key entry points and in-land border crossings across Mexico.

Mexican Customs Clearance

Optimize the southbound movement of goods from the U.S. and Canada into Mexico every time. We help you through the previo process (revision or inspection of merchandise), drayage, import pedimento (customs entry) and in-bond cancellation. To ensure a seamless transition of goods out of Mexico, we also manage export pedimentos (customs clearance), drayage, classification and entry documentation.

U.S. - Canada Export Solutions

Ensure your shipment complies with export laws and clears the border quickly and without any hassles. Livingston will declare your exported goods using the Automated Export System (AES) and the Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) program. We also screen against denied party lists monitored by governments and organizations around the world.

Technology Solutions

Integrated solutions are a must when it comes to doing business across North America. Livingston offers customized technology solutions to help you with robust reporting, tracking and visibility, which are crucial to success when shipping across the Mexico-U.S. border.

Freight Solutions

Robust reporting, tracking, and visibility are crucial for successful shipping across the Mexico-U.S. border and save you from unwanted extra costs such as storage fees and wasted time. By understanding your needs, we create custom services catered to your processes.

Expedited ground transportation

Shipments are transported in-bond and cleared at bonded facilities in Mexico and the United States. The average customs clearance time at the destination airport is eight hours, and unlike traditional LTL to and from Mexico, trailers are not unsealed or unloaded while crossing the border.

Warehousing and distribution services

Don’t risk going with anything less than best-in-class inventory management and order fulfillment. Our Third Party Logistics (3PL) distribution capabilities give you nothing less than seamless global logistics solutions and complete supply chain management.

Track and trace technology

One carrier through service ensures less hand-offs and no loss of visibility of your shipment. Get peace of mind knowing your goods are in the right hands always.

Freight management

Rely on our industry expertise to find a solution that fits your needs. Whether you operate in the IMMEX, automotive, electronics, or aerospace industries, you can count on us to help you stay current and navigate the complex requirements that impact your business.

Logistics

Extensive coverage in Mexican airports allows you to optimize your supply chain into Mexico and throughout Latin America. The combination between coverage and capabilities ensures a consistency in service only experts can offer. We’ve got you covered, from pickup to delivery.

Solutions that work together

The bigger the import/export operation, the more complex the supply chain. We have the solutions you need to keep your shipments moving in and out of Mexico – on time and in compliance.

Foreign Supplier or Exporter
  • Document management
  • Export declaration filing
  • Restricted party screening
  • Export classification
  • Buyer's consolidation
  • Export Controls / Wassenaar
Secure Transport and Documentation
  • Freight booking and pre-shipment planning
  • Carrier management
  • Shipment tracking
  • Letters of credit
  • P.O. management
  • Determination of licenses and permits
Shipping
  • Ocean freight
  • LCL express services
  • Air freight
  • Project cargo moves
  • Barge cargo moves
  • Expedited ground freight
Customs
  • U.S. customs brokerage
  • Canadian customs brokerage
  • Mexican customs brokerage
  • Customs audit assistance
Transportation Services (Destination)
  • CFS station dispatch
  • Transloading
  • Cross docking
  • Ground transportation
  • Warehousing
  • Reverse logistics
  • Inventory tracking
  • KPI metrics reporting
Importer or Consignee Trade Compliance
  • Product classification
  • Valuation determination
  • Duty minimization
  • Compliance assessments
  • Free trade program services
  • Tailored in-house training
  • Trade management technology
  • Management and rebuild of Annex 24/31
  • 4PL Services and Control Tower
  • NOMs
  • COFEPRIS
  • SEMARNAT
  • Other OGAs
  • Automotive bonded warehousing

Tradesphere® A single interface for everything

TradeSphere is an enterprise-level global trade management solution. TradeSphere provides regulatory trade compliance automation enabling companies to streamline their global supply chains through reduced trade operations complexity.

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Resources

Maximize your IMMEX advantage
Maximize your IMMEX advantage

Learn how to make the IMMEX program work for you.

The Southern Border Advantage
The Southern Border Advantage

Why Livingston? Discover the Livingston advantage.

Five ways to make U.S. Mexico shipments more
Five ways to make U.S. Mexico shipments more

Tips to improve your southern border operations.