Import/Export Process

Southbound Process Overview

Product can arrive at border warehouse via transport, or by transportation arranged by the shipper. In either case, the shipper must forward the required documents to the traffic department at the Parker office used to enter the product the Mexico.

  • Client Notification will include the following information
    • Shipper, Consignee
    • Complete and accurate contact name/phone number
    • Importer of Record and Commodity
    • Pieces and Weight
  • All necessary documents for preparing customs paperwork including:
    • Completed U.S. Customs Power of Attorney from Shipper (U.S. Exporter), establishing Parker & Company Services as the U.S. customs broker for SED filing.
    • Completed Power of Attorney from Consignee (Mexican Importer) authorizing our in house Mexican Customs Broker to process the importer’s freight for Mexican Customs Purposes
    • Copy of import program documentation (PITEX, Maquiladora, Etc.). The PITEX card must be issued in the name of our in house broker when the Mexican importer is processing entries under the PITEX program.
    • Shipper straight bill of lading
    • Completed Shippers Export Declaration
    • Commercial Invoice
    • Packing List
    • NAFTA Certificate of Origin
    • Consignee RFC# (Mexican Federal ID Number)
    • Letter of Instructions – Please note, other documentation may be required depending on circumstance. Documentation must be supplied to Parker. In the event that Parker must obtain documentation, a document recovery fee will be assessed. As a reminder, these requirements are mandatory prior to commencing service.
  • Initial notification and documentation will be sent directly to the Parker Traffic Department via Fax and/or E-mail from Shipper.

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Southbound Documentation Checklist

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  • Completed U.S. Customs Power of Attorney from Shipper (U.S. Exporter), establishing Parker & Company Services as the U.S. customs broker
  • Completed Power of Attorney from Consignee (Mexican Importer) authorizing our in house Mexican Customs Broker to process the importer’s freight for Mexican Customs Purposes
  • Copy of import program documentation (PITEX, Maquiladora, Etc.). The PITEX card must be issued in the name of our in house broker when the Mexican importer is processing entries under the PITEX program.
  • Complete and accurate contact name/phone number – Importer of Record
  • Shipper straight bill of lading
  • Completed Shippers Export Declaration
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Packing List
  • NAFTA Certificate of Origin
  • Consignee RFC# (Mexican Federal ID Number)
  • Letter of Instructions

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Northbound Process Overview

  • The Shipper will notify the Northbound Coordinator in the appropriate gateway of any shipments to be picked up in the interior of Mexico
  • Notification will include the following information
    • Shipper Info – complete and accurate contact name/phone number, Shipper RFC Number (Mexican Federal I.D. Number)
    • Consignee
    • Commodity, Pieces and Weight
  • All necessary documents for preparing customs paperwork including:
    • Completed U.S. Customs Power of Attorney from Consignee (U.S.Importer), establishing Parker & Company Services as the U.S. customs broker
    • Completed Power of Attorney from Shipper (Mexican Exporter) authorizing our in house Mexican Customs Broker to process the exporter’s freight for Mexican Customs Purposes
    • Shipper straight bill of lading
    • Commercial Invoice
    • Packing List
    • NAFTA Certificate of Origin
    • Letter of Instructions – Please note, other documentation may be required depending on circumstance. Documentation must be supplied to Parker. In the event that Parker must obtain documentation, a document recovery fee will be assessed. As a reminder, these requirements are mandatory prior to commencing service.
  • Initial notification will be sent directly to the Parker Traffic Department via Fax and/or E-mail from Shipper, Consignee or Third Party (i.e. BFS)

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Northbound Documentation Checklist

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  • Completed U.S. Customs Power of Attorney from Consignee (U.S. Importer of Record)
  • Import Compliance Questionnaire
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Packing List
  • Shipper’s Letter of Instructions / Power of Attorney (Carta de Ecomienda), authorizing our in house Mexican broker to process the Mexican exporter’s freight for Mexican customs purposes.
  • NAFTA Certificate of Origin
  • Shippers RFC#
  • Tariff Preference

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