Tecma Customs Solutions

Avoid errors and instances of non-compliance that result in fines and delays. Minimize the risks in navigating the international import-export process.

End-to-end customs solutions by Tecma

Cesar Holguin from Tecma

Cesar Holguin
Trade & Customs Compliance Director

Your business will benefit from the vast experience that we have gained in this most important service area over the last 3+ decades. Accurate compliance with all US and Mexican Customs requirements is an absolute must.

We make sure that your shipments properly adhere to all applicable rules and that fines, delays, and other inconveniences that can cost your company valuable time and money are avoided. Tecma’s experts address complex issues to reduce the duties and taxes that you pay.

Cesar Holguin from Tecma

Cesar Holguin
Trade & Customs Compliance Director

  • Guarantee legal security

    Tecma ensures the correct execution of your company’s international trade transactions by adhering strictly to the legal customs frameworks that have been established by the United States and Mexico.

  • Secure expedited shipping

    Tecma’s trained and professional staff makes certain that your valuable cargo will be securely shipped and will arrive at its final destination without unexpected transportation interruptions and delays.

  • Increase company competitiveness

    Your company will streamline its processes and increase its market competitiveness by using Tecma’s cloud-based customs technology platform that is supported by Tecma’s experienced brokerage team.

  • Focus on core functions

    You are free to focus entirely on core manufacturing activities and be confident in the knowledge that all functions related to customs will be handled in a professional manner.

Import, export & customs compliance services performed

  • Classify your raw materials, equipment, and finished products in a correct and accurate manner.
  • Develop tailored software tools that fulfill your company’s needs and requirements.
  • Consult with you on the provisions of the US-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement.
  • Fulfill all of US and Mexican Customs legal mandates that are applicable to your shipments.
  • Warehouse, consolidate, and ship goods to and from their destination.
  • Create and process documents to execute in-bond shipment.
  • Provide dunnage preparation and cleaning services.
  • Clear hazardous materials in compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Maintain the certifications that are required to expedite the shipment of goods.

$1.5B

Merchandise shipped annually

$187M

Duties saved annually

100+

Customers served

We can help with customs solutions, site selection, and more.

U.S. ports of entry we operate in.

San Diego, CA

Tijuana

Nogales, AZ

Nogales

El Paso, TX

Juarez

Laredo, TX

Nuevo Laredo

Pharr | McAllen, TX

Reynosa

Progreso, TX

Nuevo Progreso

Brownsville, TX

Matamoros

  • San Diego, CA
  • Nogales, AZ
  • El Paso, TX
  • Laredo, TX
  • Pharr | McAllen, TX
  • Progreso, TX
  • Brownsville, TX
  • Tijuana
  • Nogales
  • Juarez
  • Nuevo Laredo
  • Reynosa
  • Nuevo Progreso
  • Matamoros

With complex rules and regulations that are constantly changing, keeping up-to-date with Customs legislation is a full-time job. Our knowledgeable professionals protect you from possible fines and penalties for non-compliance.

Porfirio Waters

President Of Tecma Customs Solutions

Tips & FAQ

Why Use a Customs Broker?

Our customs broker handles details related to entering your merchandise into the United States and Mexico by following the regulations of each country. We understand the rules governing trade and have the experience needed for you to avoid many problems and fines before they happen. Our professional staff provides services to importers and exporters that include the preparation of customs declarations, consultation, and the provision of direction to ensure the smooth and effortless execution of import and export transactions.

What is Customs tariff classification and why is it important?

Customs tariff classification is the process of assigning a specific numerical code to traded goods. It aims to identify items that are imported and exported. It is important that companies classify goods correctly because doing so will accurately determine what taxes, duties and other contributions must be paid. The consequences of incorrect classification of goods may include overpayment or underpayment of duties, penalty and interest charges, heightened scrutiny, shipping delays, as well as the possibility of full Customs audits.

What are the main differences between the USMCA and the NAFTA?

The United States-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA) replaced NAFTA on July 1, 2020. The main differences between the two treaties are that:

  • Certification of origin may be made by the importer of record, exporter, or manufacturer.
  • A “Certification Statement” replaces the NAFTA Certification Form.
  • The specific Rules of Origin have been modified for many products and industry sectors (Automotive, Chemical, Textiles, and Plastics).
  • A new de minimis rule increases the amount of non-originating content from 7% to 10%.

What duties and taxes are payable on imports?

Unless they are exempt, all commercial goods that enter the commerce of the United States from outside of the national borders are subject to legally prescribed Customs duties and taxes. In addition to such levies, some imported items are also assessed for other required payments and fees. These may include charges such as excise duties, and taxes, as well as countervailing and anti-dumping duties.

Our vast experience is your
competitive advantage

Advice on transportation options

Our professionals are familiar with the transportation options that exist in markets in which we operate. We can help you to identify the best option at the most favorable price.

Cost savings on packaging

In coordination with our MRO purchasing department staff, we can assist in identifying competitively priced packaging materials that will withstand long trips, as well as sorting and handling operations.

Access to international markets

We facilitate access to international markets, either to import materials that are essential to your manufacturing operations or to export your finished goods. We raise the competitiveness of your company.

Coast to Coast Coverage

We cover your Customs needs from Brownsville to San Diego. Our seamless service removes potential frustration points that your company may be prone to experience under other less efficient solutions.

Request a customs solutions quote

Don’t let customs and compliance errors result in delays and penalties

Tecma’s customs specialist will contact you in 24h.

Our qualifications

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

We are a certified FIATA Foreign Freight Forwarder which gives us the knowledge and experience of your international business supply chain.

C-TPAT

We are C-TPAT certified and validated since 2008 to assure our Clients that they are working with a secure service provider.

U.S Homeland Security

We maintain a Customs National Permit for a high-quality standard and to expand our electronic capabilities for RLF processing

Getting Customs right is a key component of your international trade success

  • Companies seeking to comply with all of Mexico’s Customs legislation.

  • Manufacturers that wish to cut import-export related Customs costs.

  • Companies that need to access international markets for material inputs and finished goods.

  • Operations that require broad access to communication networks that interface with Customs.

Already trusted Tecma customs solutions

Aspina

Bissell

All-Line

Android

Sharp

Novolex

Aspina

Bissell

All-Line

Android

Sharp

Novolex

Contact us to reduce customs risks and to streamline your company’s import-export processes.

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Classification of goods
  • Payment to Customs authorities on your behalf
  • Assessment of your specific needs