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Border: Mexico demands more documentation on cross-country cargo

Borderlands Is a weekly summary of developments in the world of cross-border trucking and trade between the United States and Mexico. This week: Mexico demands more documentation on cross-country cargo. DexFreight selected as a software provider by Hutchison Ports Mexico. Averitt Express expands Texas operations with new facilities. CBP agents intercept the country’s first insects on Costa Rican cargo.

Mexico demands more documentation on cross-country cargo

Mexico’s new waybill regulations are expected to come into effect by the end of the year, adding requirements and paperwork to everyone who transports goods nationwide.

Regulations of the Mexican Taxation Authority (SAT) aim to reduce the theft of cargo and the movement of smuggled goods through Mexico.

“It seeks to bring a little more transparency to the whole process by requesting more information from each of the major players and in the transportation of goods. Josefina Blanco, Head of Legal and Compliance at Nuvocargo , Told Freight Waves.

Based in Newyork Nubo Calgo Is a digital logistics platform for cross-border trade between the United States and Mexico.

The SAT will begin testing on December 1st without liability for waybill information and will begin full enforcement on January 1st, 2022.

The SAT requires all entities shipping goods through Mexico to change their electronic invoices (called CFDI in Spanish) using bills of lading (BOL) supplements.

The SAT may fine shippers, carriers, or other parties up to $ 4,500 in the absence of the correct documentation.

New BOL requirements added to CFDI include:

  • Type of transportation (domestic / international).
  • Detailed location for origin and destination.
  • Moving distance.
  • Product quantity and description.
  • Vehicle identification number.
  • The operator’s name and address.
  • Vehicle owner name.
  • Goods and dangerous goods code.
  • Packing type.
  • Custom tariff code.

BOL supplements are required for all cargo and all types of goods traveling by road, rail, air, or sea in Mexico of any size.

Anaid Chacon, Product Manager at Nuvocargo, said that one of the forms that the parties need to fill out to supplement the waybill has up to about 160 questions.

“If you need to do this for every shipment, 160 questions, it certainly requires more time and more adjustments,” Chacon said. “This is what service providers want to find a way to do this faster.”

According to Chacon, the supplement applies to all goods shipped via Mexico, whether cross-border or not.

Chacon also stated that the supplement requires documents from all parties involved in the shipment of both the shipper and the carrier.

“This is an additional layer of verification of how well their activities are being carried out on both sides of the border,” Chacon said. “In reality, both can comply with this, so it’s more likely that a good partner will eventually match.”

Chacon needs to confirm that advice for those who transport goods across Mexico and borders is “a point of risk in terms of understanding which parts of the supply chain can be affected.” Said there is.

“Not only the cross-border part, but other parts they depend on may need to move in Mexico,” Chacon said. “And really reach out to their partners. [Nuvocargo] To understand how they are prepared for this regulation, which will come into force in December. “

DexFreight Selected as Software Provider by Hutchison Ports Mexico

Based in Sunrise, Florida dexFreight Hutchison Ports Mexico (HPM) announced that it has chosen to use smart contracts and blockchain infrastructure to organize container shipments at HPM’s port terminals in the country.

The program begins at Veracruz and Lazaro Cardenas ports in Mexico and has the potential to extend to additional HPM terminals nationwide. This includes customs brokers, shippers, and small and medium-sized truck companies for orchestration of import and export containers to and from the port.

“Our modular design and cloud deployment make it easy to deploy globally. Mexico is our first destination, but we plan to work with many other ports in the near future,” said dexFreight’s president. Jim Handoush, CEO and CEO, said in a statement.

Founded in 2018, dexFreight is a blockchain-based logistics platform that aims to handle everything from booking to payment.

HPM It operates six terminals in four Mexican ports and one inland port, serving 20,000 customers. HPM is a Hong Kong-based subsidiary of Hutchison Port, which operates ports in 26 countries around the world.

Averitt Express Expands Texas Business With New Facility

Based in Cookeville, Tennessee Averit Express Recently, the expansion of our business in Amarillo, Texas has been completed, adding 25,000 square feet of distribution and fulfillment space.

This facility will be used to give shippers access to staging space for inventory and cargo, streamlining delivery and delivery across Panhandle, Texas.

Averitt has opened a 400,000 square foot delivery and fulfillment center nearby. Dallas May.

Wayne Spain, President and COO of Averit, said: statement.. “At the same time, many supply chain disruptions, such as pandemics and port congestion issues, have contributed to the growing desire of many shippers to protect their inventory needs across major markets.”

Privately held Averitt Express is a freight and logistics service provider. The company operates throughout the Southern United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Averitt has 4,600 tractors and 14,900 trailers.

CBP intercepts “domestic first” butterflies with pineapple shipments

Agents at the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Mississippi have discovered the country’s first insect in cargo from Costa Rica.

CBP agricultural experts made a discovery at Gulfport Harbor on September 2. While inspecting a container of Costa Rican pineapple, the agent unofficially discovered a pest of a butterfly larva known as Saunders 1850.

Due to the potential impact on US agriculture, $ 15,000 worth of pineapple shipments have been destroyed.

“These butterflies may look attractive, but they don’t exist on the Gulf Coast or the United States, and their introduction can have unpredictable consequences for our ecosystem,” said Mobile, Alabama. Anthony Acklay, CBP Area Port Director, said. statement.

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