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May 10, 12:21
Question by jbarr55997 (John Barrett)

Moving to Mexico

My wife is Mexican, and I am an American. We have a home in Mexico. We want to furnish our home there with used furniture and appliances from the US. What permits, fees, taxes, and procedures are needed to accomplish this in the most economic way? Through her family, we know of several cheaper and bonded movers in Tijuana. They are much less expensive than the American movers we have contacted. Please advise us on these matters.

May 12, 13:36
Answer by tjohnson (Tim J.)

The only way for Americans to ship to Mexico is to use a U.S. moving company or U.S. freight forwarder.  This company will handle all permits and customs arrangements. 

You can't just ship furniture on your own because customs will not accept shipment into the country unless the contents are certified by international moving companies or freight forwarders, which must verify the contents and provide inventories. 

You could contact one of the movers in Tijuana to set up shipment from the U.S. However, they must have partner agents in U.S. to do the work on the U.S. side.  

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