What We Do
How would you like to see your products on store shelves in Mexico?
It can happen. And it will be faster, less expensive and easier than you ever dreamed possible if you let us handle every aspect of making exports to Mexico an important part of your sales strategy. Why?
There is no need to deal with attorneys (in the USA or Mexico)
There is no need to struggle with a language barrier
There is no need to work with a translator for your labels
There is no need to read through reams of Mexican labeling regulations
There is no need to engage a customs specialist for HS Codes
There is no need to worry about filling out the proper export documents
Everything will be handled by us to perfection. And since there is only one bill to pay, you save on your own internal resources. Are we the cheapest service? No. But when you calculate in lost time, communication problems, confiscated goods, pirated trademarks and other horrors, you will find that we are the least expensive. Here is what we will do for you:
We register your trademark in Mexico
If you are already selling to Mexico and have NOT registered your trademark, contact us immediately! It may already be too late to protect your brand.
Since Mexico is not part of the Madrid Protocol (allowing trademark registration applications in several countries at once), this is an essential step for export to Mexico. We begin with a trademark search and then apply for full trademark registration in person. Yes, we go across the border to get this accomplished. Once registered, you will receive written proof, and your trademark will be protected for 10 years (renewable).
NOTE: The process from application to registration certificate can take up to 12 months.
Trademarks that can be registered are a word, slogans, symbols, a logo, graphic designs, a trade name, a service mark and three-dimensional goods that are distinctive of a trademark, such as a perfume bottle or container. Or it can be a combination of all.
Additional optional services include stopping goods of infringers at the border and prosecution of infringers. The following story will illustrate how important registration of your trademark is.
We ensure that your product labeling complies with Mexican regulations
Have you thrown in the towel on exporting to Mexico because your goods were held or even confiscated at the border for labeling irregularities? contact us immediately because we can make the labeling process absolutely painless.
Depending on what your product is, following Mexican labeling regulations can be more or less complicated. At minimum, your label must be in Spanish and contain a specific set of information according to NOM51. As you can imagine, it gets more complicated with food products or nutritional supplements.
We will thoroughly research what’s required in Mexico for your product, provide the translation, and prepare the artwork with your logo. We return translated and compliant artwork, accompanied by a certificate of compliance (“constancia”) ready for your printer. Included is a 90-day free revision policy.
Meeting Mexican labeling requirements does not get any easier.
We make sure that the correct HS Classification Code is applied to your products
If your goods have been incorrectly classified, you may be applying for an import permit that’s really not necessary. Likewise, you may have needed an import permit and never knew it. You may also find that your goods are subject to import duties that make you uncompetitive in Mexico. If this has happened to you, contact us immediately. We may be able to turn things around dramatically.
HS stands for Harmonized Schedule and refers to an international system of classifying each product into specific categories. This system allows exporting and importing countries to keep track of their exports and imports and is an important part of the export and import documentation.
In addition, customs authorities use the HS Code to levy import duties on certain goods. To protect their domestic manufacturers, higher duties are levied on imported goods that are in competition with those manufacturers. No import duty may be due if there is no significant local production. So, you can see how important the HS Code is in respect to being able to compete in a foreign market.
As part of this service, we also handle the application for an import permit from Mexico should your goods require one. In addition, we make sure that all i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed on all export documents so that your shipments can sail through customs without delay.
Our Services are 100% Guaranteed for Life
We guarantee that all paperwork we handle for you will be correct, or 100% of your money will be refunded
Should your trademark application be denied, we will file another trademark application at no charge to you