Sep 3, 2019

The Mexican government will begin requiring electronic submission of all import permit applications starting September 24, 2019.

According to new rules now published (link in Spanish) in Mexico’s Official Federal Journal, medical device manufacturers and their representatives seeking import permits necessary for commercial purposes, donations, personal use and other reasons will have to submit permit applications via VUCEM, the government’s online platform for digitally monitoring imports and exports to and from the country.  

Emergo by UL consultants in Mexico City are currently investigating how these new import permit submission rules will impact medical device manufacturers, Mexico Registration Holders (MRH) and importers, as well as VUCEM access requirements and how they may change the permit application process.

Additional details on the new requirements will be provided as we learn them.

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  • Stewart Eisenhart