On August 11, the Ministry of Economy announced through the Official Gazette of the Federation that the administrative commission of the free trade agreement between Mexico and Colombia agreed to grant a temporary dispensation for the use of certain materials produced or obtained outside the zone of free trade in the manufacture of certain textile and clothing goods, so that these goods can receive the preferential tariff treatment of the treaty.
This agreement is disclosed in decision No. 107 of the Administrative Commission of the Free Trade Agreement between the United Mexican States and the Republic of Colombia, adopted on July 9, 2021, said instrument will enter into force on August 12, 2021 and will conclude its validity on August 11, 2023.
The new products to which the Waiver will apply: certain textile goods classified in the subheadings of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System: 6004.10, 6005.31, 6005.32, 6005.33, 6005.34, 6006.31, 6006.32, 6006.33, 6006.34, 6104.63, 6105.20, 6106.20, 6108.22, 6112.31, 6112.41, 6212.10, 6212.20, and 6212.90 totally elaborated in Colombia using the materials produced or obtained outside the free trade zone, classified, at the aancelarial fraction level in Colombia, in the fraction: 5402.31.00.00
The import tariff that Mexico will apply to the goods for which the exemption is granted, will be that corresponding to the original goods provided for in its tax relief schedule in Annex 1 to Article 3-04 of the treaty.
|Tariff Fraction in Colombia
|Description / Observations||Quantity (Net Kilograms)|
|54.02.31.00.00||Synthetic filament yarn (other than sewing thread) not put up for retail sale, including synthetic monofilaments of less than 67 decitex. Textured yarn: Of nylon or polyamides, with a count of less than or equal to 50 tex per single yarn.|
|1. Polyamide, 78 Dx / 70Dr. Title, 68 filaments, 1 strand, 100% polyamide, Type 6.6, Ultramatte luster, ecru, S and Z twist process, Recycled||24,000|
The certificate of origin will have to be filled out and signed by the exporter in this case, Colombia must indicate in the field of observations the following sentence: “the good complies with the provisions of decision No. 107 of the Administrative Commission of the Treaty and I use (amount (s)) kgs. of the exemption granted to (name of the material (s) used in the tariff section (s) _________. ”
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