Mexico and Colombia Agree on Temporary Waiver in Textiles Thanks to the FTA
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Mexico and Colombia Agree on Temporary Waiver in Textiles Thanks to the FTA

Benefits for companies in the textile and clothing sector in Colombia

On March 16, 2022, Decision 109 of the Administrative Commission of the Mexico-Colombia Treaty was published in the Official Federal Gazette, allowing a temporary waiver for the use of materials produced or obtained outside of Mexico or Colombia for the manufacturing of textiles and clothing.

On February 11, 2022, the treaty’s Administrative Commission issued a resolution considering the analysis carried out by the Committee for Regional Inputs Integration (CIRI in Spanish,) where it determined that there is an inability of the producer to dispose of certain materials in the manufacturing of textile goods and clothing per the treaty’s requirements.

Due to the above, the Economy Secretariat published the requirements that Colombian producers who wish to use this waiver would have to meet so that certain textile and clothing goods can receive a preferential tariff treatment on exports to Mexico.

Colombian producers may use synthetic threads from any origin classified in Colombian tariff items 54.02.33.00.00, 54.02.45.00.00, and 54.02.44.00.10 in the manufacturing of the following finished products:

Waiver for threads with classification: Production benefit Colombian products benefited: 6-digit tariff classification

A) 54.02.33.00.00
     54.02.45.00.00

Valid from 

March 16, 2022, to March 15, 2023

B) 54.02.44.00.10

Valid from March 16, 2022, to March 15, 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

They can originate from any country

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Knitwear.

2. Tailored suits, ensembles, jackets, dresses, skirts, skorts, trousers, overalls, briefs, and shorts (except swimwear), knitted, for women or girls.

3. Knitted shirts for men or boys.

4. Knitted shirts, blouses, and t-shirts, for women and girls.

5. Knitted ensembles, underskirts, panties (including those that do not reach the waist), nightgowns, pajamas, negligees, bathrobes, robes, and similar articles, for women and girls.

6. Knitted outwear for training or sports (tracksuits), jumpsuits (overalls), ski suits, and knitted swimwear.

7. Brassieres (bodices), girdles, corsets, suspenders, garters, and similar articles, and parts thereof, whether knitted or not.

6004.10,
6005.31,
6005.32,
6005.33,
6005.34,
6006.31,
6006.32,
6006.33,
6006.34,
6104.63,
6105.20,
6106.20,
6108.22,
6112.31,
6112.41, 
6212.10,
6212.20,  6212.90

 

 

 

Mexico may request from Colombia, at any time, information to verify the use of the established waiver.

The purpose of this document is to report, in general terms, the most relevant aspects of the Agreement; in each case, specific effects and consequences must be reviewed. JA Del Río is at your service to assist you with any concerns about the above Agreement and other foreign trade matters.

If you require additional information in this regard, contact us, and we will gladly assist you.

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