2. Cold chain
Now that you have chosen the best option for transporting your perishable products, learn more about the requirements you will have to meet in order to send your shipments to or from Mexico.
Steps for importing perishable goods
- Find out what licenses and/or certificates are necessary to import the product.
- Analyze freight to determine the transit time, route, and modes of transport that best suit your shipment.
- Determine the best packaging for your product during transport.
- Search for transportation options that best suit your shipment, taking into account the maximum volume allowed, facilities for maintaining the cold chain, and transit time of the route.
- Compare the options and choose the best one.
- Study and implement transit times, from production to when the goods are handed off to the carrier, in order to avoid delays in the logistics chain.
Permits necessary to import perishable goods to Mexico
Before you can import perishable goods into Mexican territory, you must request approval from the relevant authorities. Before the goods arrive, these authorities will check to make sure that all of the paperwork is in order and that the required processes have taken place. Once you obtain permission, notify the authorities of the estimated date of arrival so that an inspection can be scheduled ahead of time, if one is necessary. Once the inspection is completed, the other customs import procedures can be carried out. It is important to note that future shipments will be open to inspection, if required by the authorities.
Steps for exporting perishable goods
- Review documents required by the country to which you are exporting.
- Analyze transportation options to choose the one most suited to your product.
- Determine what type of packaging to use, depending on the mode of transportation chosen.
- Request approval from the carrier, airline, or shipping company to transport the product.
- Obtain customs clearance.
- Proceed with the shipment.
Permits necessary to export perishable goods from Mexico
The first thing to check with the authorities is whether or not the goods you want to export are allowed in the receiving country. Likewise, you must request the documentation and/or certifications necessary to import your products to their final destination.
Several different organizations, such as Global GAP, will issue quality certificates to allow exporters to sell their products abroad more easily.