The Department of State (State) notified CBP on March 30, 2010 that State withdrew Mexico's Turtle Excluder Device (TED) program's certification under section 609 of Public Law 101-162. On October 15, 2010, State notified CBP that Mexico's TED program certification was reinstated. In other words, imports of wild-caught shrimp and shrimp products from Mexico have been certified as being harvested in ways that do not adversely affect sea turtle species.
As a result, Mexico may again be allowed the same privileges as a certified nation. Any products originating in Mexico imported under 0306.13.00, 0306.23.00, 1605.20.05, or 1605.20.10 may be imported if accompanied by an original DS-2031 form with Block 7 completed. Entry documentation for shipments of shrimp with multiple source countries should include a properly executed DS-2031 from each harvesting country. A copy or fax of the original DS-2031 form(s) is acceptable for certified nations such as Mexico.