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Duty and Menaje de Casa

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suspirar
12/30/2009 19:52 EST

I´ve had stuff packed into boxes for over 2 years, sitting in storage, and now this stuff will be brought into Mexico (Tijuana from San Diego). I´ll also bring my bed and 2 dressers, and maybe a sofa.

I´ve read
http://rollybrook.com/how_to_move_to_mexico.htm#Moving
and I´ve read people´s experiences for Ecuador (yes, I know this is the Mexico forum).

So let´s say I choose to pay "duty" instead of doing Menaje de Casa. Am I going to have to open all of my boxes at the border? If I choose Menaje, am I going to have to open all of my boxes? Does this take a long time?

Ag, and how will customs at the border charge me "duty"?

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RVGRINGO
12/31/2009 10:19 EST

How will you transport your 'stuff'?
It appears that you will either be driving a small truck or pulling a trailer. As such, you will have to stop for inspection. How comprehensive, is up to customs and will be determined by the value of your goods. That being the case, you should have a detailed inventory with 'garage sale values' and be certain not to have any new stuff, especially electronics. You should probably look for an online list of permitted/prohibited items on the Mexican Government's Customs website, or go to your nearest Mexican Consulate and inquire there. Things are more strict than a year ago and all border agents have been replaced with better educated ones.
If you elect the 'menaje de casa' procedure, you will need an FM3 and must cross the border within the time specified. You will have a one time duty free shippment within that time frame and will need a shipper/broker familiar with the procedure. Either way, anything and everything is subject to being opened and inspected.

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