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User Fees

Canada

Canada Customs has no user fees.

Mexico

Mexico will eliminate its customs processing fee on June 30, 1999, for originating goods from both Canada and the United States. The fee will not be eliminated in stages--it will continue to apply until June 30, 1999, when it will be eliminated entirely.

United States

Goods that originate in the NAFTA territory and that qualify to be marked as Canadian goods according to the Marking Rules are exempt from the merchandise processing fee as of January 1, 1994. Goods that originate in the NAFTA territory and that qualify to be marked as Mexican goods according to the Marking Rules are subject to the merchandise processing fee at the reduced rate of .19 percent. The reduced rate for the Mexican goods is not the result of a staged phaseout but rather because the Agreement specifies that neither Mexico nor the United States may raise its user fees as to goods of the other. Thus, when the United States increased its merchandise processing fee to .21 percent on January 1, 1995, Mexican goods that originate in the NAFTA territory continued to be subject to the previous rate of .19 percent. This reduced fee will continue to apply until June 30, 1999, when it will be eliminated completely. Other fees are unaffected and will be collected whether the goods originate in Canada or Mexico. Other fees include cotton, beef, pork, honey, etc. Mail entries will continue to be subject to a US$5 processing fee.

Neither Mexico nor the United States may raise its user fees as to goods of the other pending elimination of the fee on June 30, 1999.

Last modified: 
May 14, 2014
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