How To Successfully Import Chemicals to Mexico

Mexico has a chemical market that is full of opportunities, particularly for imported chemicals. Importing chemicals from China into Mexico can be a lucrative business idea in that regard. To successfully import chemicals from China into Mexico, you'd need to know the basic documentation, procedures, and regulations involved in importing chemicals into Mexico.

This article will enlighten you on all the basic procedures, documentation, and regulations of importing chemicals into Mexico. We've also provided a step-by-step guide on the processes involved in importation.

Introduction to Mexico Chemical Market

Mexico's chemical market has a wide range of chemicals and chemical products ranging from fertilizers to pesticides, basic chemicals, paints, pharmaceuticals, varnishes, and so on. The Mexican chemical market is expected to amount to about 13 billion dollars by 2023, with a CAGR of 2.94 between 2023-2028. Mexico is partly dependent on importing chemicals to support its chemical industry, especially from China.

Mexico aims to become a major player in the global chemical industry scene, making importation from China a very profitable business. We've explained how you can import chemicals into Mexico from China in this article.

Flag of Mexico

How Can I Import Chemicals To Mexico From China?

Importing chemicals from China into Mexico is quite a booming business due to Mexico's fast-rising chemical business market. However, certain procedures, regulations, and documentation have been put in place by the Indonesian government and must be followed by whoever wants to start importing chemicals into Mexico from China. These basic procedures, steps, and documentation include:

  • All Mexican importers must be registered with the Official Register of Importers, maintained by the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit.
  • The major document required for importation is the Customs Declaration Form used for Customs clearance.
  • Some other documents required during importation include a completed pediment, a bill of lading, and a commercial invoice (written in Spanish).
  • Goods can be dispatched with the help of a legal representative who meets certain requirements and has a certain rate of experience.

An authorized and qualified customs broker can also carry out all imports into Mexico.

Which Companies are Pre-Shipment Inspection and Testing Agents in China?

To import chemicals into Mexico, the chemicals must undergo a pre-shipment inspection and testing by certified agents. The certified agents by Mexico  for pre-shipment inspection and testing include:




Telephone No & Email Address



No.3 building Yuanzheng Science & Technology Park

+86 400 8869 926

Trans-Pacific Facilitators


Shenzhen Betty Yao

+86 755 8605 570

[email protected]



Sino Plaza, 8th Floor, 255-257 Gloucester Road Causeway Bay, Hong Kong SAR China.

+852 3165 8838

Asia Quality Focus


Office 909, 9th Floor, Jintian Building, 1199 Heping Road, Luohu, Shenzhen, Guangdong

[email protected]



1107-1109 West Tower, Poly World Trade Centre, 1000 Xingang Road E., Guangzhou

+86 135 00005434

[email protected]

How To Import Chemicals to Mexico From China: Step By Step

Importing chemicals into Mexico from China is an easy way to increase your profits and provide the Mexican industry with more chemicals faster and more easily. Here are the steps involved in importing chemicals into Mexico:

  • Check Trade Laws in Mexico and China

It's important that you're very aware of the regulations and laws involved in importing chemicals into Mexico from China. Both China and Mexico have varying rules and regulations that change often, so if you're embarking on a chemical importation business in Mexico, you should stay informed about the trade laws in Mexico and China.

  • Choose A Shipping Method

Before you ship your chemicals, you must decide which shipping method to use. Shipping methods are based on the type of chemicals you're importing. Shipping methods vary based on the quantity and weight of the chemicals you're importing.

Sample of a Bill of landing

  • Find A Supplier

A good client equals a good supplier, so it's important you have the right supplier. Finding a supplier is one of the most important aspects of chemical importation. You can easily contact a Chinese supplier through an online search looking to sell the chemicals you're willing to buy. Having a mutually -beneficial relationship with your Chinese supplier, such as Camachem, can easily provide chemicals to Mexico while creating a profitable business for you and your supplier.

  • Calculate your tax liability for chemical importation into Mexico from China.

The Mexican customs charge a 16% VAT on imports. Other fees and charges might also apply. You must be well-informed about Mexican trade regulations, so you'd know what taxes and fees you'd be expected to pay ahead of time. This prevents unexpected expenses down the road. It'd also help prevent running into problems with Mexican customs.

  • Define Your Shipments Incoterms

If you've never imported anything before, you might hear the term "Incoterms" for the first time. Incoterms are globally-recognized rules that distribute liabilities and responsibilities between sellers and buyers when exporting and importing goods. Incoterms address who's responsible for making payments, preparing shipping documents, obtaining insurance, and other related tasks. It's important to know them because they're industry standards. Discussing your shipping incoterms with your supplier before going forward would be best.

  • Custom Clearance

One of the most necessary procedures during the importation of goods is clearance by the owner or a legal representative. Stages of customs clearance in Mexico include:

  • Inputting Information into the System
  • Printing and Declaration
  • Accessing the products
  • Obtaining the required permits
  • Paying the necessary taxes and charges
  • Transportation to the Warehouse
  • Exit of Products


Importing chemicals from China into Mexico can increase your profitability while providing access to a diverse and wide range of chemicals at an affordable price. Due to the nature of chemicals, they require proper handling, which is why several procedures must be completed before you can successfully import and collect your chemicals at any Mexican port.

How Can Camachem Help Me Import Chemicals in Mexico?

Camachem is a reliable company with a wealth of experience in shipping chemicals to different countries across the globe. The company has handled the exportation of chemicals from China to various countries, including Mexico. All you have to do is visit the website, make an order for any chemical of your choice, acquire appropriate approvals as indicated above, and we will handle the rest.

Our company has exported various chemicals to Mexico through the Port of Manzanillo. They include:

  1. DCP
  2. Caustic Soda Flakes
  3. Caustic Soda Pearls
  4. Sodium Bicarbonate
  5. Soda Ash (Dense and Light)
  6. Sodium Metabisulfite (SMBS)
  7. Sodium Sulfide
  8. SLES 70%
  9. Many others

Our company is reputable for production, packing, and shipping chemicals in large quantities to clients across different continents, including North America. Therefore, once your documents are in place, you can contact Camachem to import the best chemicals.

Camachem Successfully Exported Chemicals to Mexico 

Camachem preparing Caustic Soda Flakes Shipment in Tianjin for Port of Manzanillo

 A package of Caustic Soda Pearl ready to be imported to Mexico


 Camachem Preparing SLES 70 Shipment to Port of Manzanillo

 A chemical ready to be shipped Into Mexico


A chemical ready to be shipped Into Mexico