Mexico recently made important changes to the application of labeling requirements.
Mexico has 14 labeling and commercial information technical regulations (Normas Oficiales Mexicanas; NOMs). On October 1, 2020, Mexico eliminated three exemptions to mandatory compliance with labeling requirements. Prior to October 1, companies commonly used a non-commercialization letter to claim an exemption to the requirement to demonstrate compliance with one or more of the 14 NOMs.
For more details on these changes, visit the International Trade Administration’s website here: https://www.trade.gov/market-intelligence/mexico-labeling-requirements
We encourage U.S. companies to review the relevant NOMs and work with their Mexican importer and licensed broker to confirm if their product must comply with mandatory NOM certification. For further questions, please contact Standards Attaché Braeden Young at firstname.lastname@example.org or US Commercial Service Mexico’s Commercial Specialist Manuel Velazquez at email@example.com.