Complaints against officers of Customs in El Chaparral persist and have even become an inhibitor of tourism, despite the Collector of Customs, Luis Torres, said that will be resolving abuse, and lack of judgment and knowledge of reality by border agents, these deficiencies continue.
Residents of California and Tijuana, continue to report complaints to this essay on the Customs agents and agree that it is necessary for the Customs authorities at the local level more frequently report on the conditions of the franchise border residents and what goods are for personal use, because there have been cases where agents want families across pay personal taxes.
Recently, the Collector of Customs of Tijuana, Luis Torres, said in these pages that the franchise of border residents is $ 150 per person, and can even spend this amount once a day, as well as a vehicle to accumulate the 400 dollars, and if they exceed this amount the payment will be 16% of the value in what remains on their merchandise, as well as considering various personal items.
It provided the phone 6 24-22-30, which said it will immediately addressing complaints about a situation that border residents or tourists consider tort is committed in them.
“The elements are to meet in a friendly to citizens and if they do not work or do it incorrectly, should be reported to this phone so they can unsubscribe if they do not do their job “said a few days ago, but the reality of evil act continuously agents already becoming systematic.
When requesting information to the central authorities of Customs on the details of the franchise, it was noted that since November 1, 2012 and until January 6, 2013, the franchise was extended from 75 to 300 dollars for a Mexican passengers arriving in the country by land, equaling the entitled who arrive by sea or air.
Also, passengers who come from the border zone or region, which are directed towards the interior of the country, can be imported, under its franchise, merchandise up to $ 300 or equivalent in local currency.
So much for border residents to the countrymen must prove the value of the goods as part of its franchise, passengers can submit invoice, sales receipt or other document that expresses their commercial value, should not have such documentation , customs personnel will be responsible for determining the value of the same, according to the procedures set forth in the regulations.
Excesses of the members of one family can accumulate if a country arrive simultaneously and by the same means of transport provided they are not residents of the border zone or region.
Exceeding the franchise, but not more than $ 3,000 or the equivalent in national currency, the form must be completed Payment of foreign trade taxes, estimating 16% of value of goods, which will be the tax payable. In the case of computer equipment, plus the value of other goods not exceeding $ 4,000 or its equivalent in local currency.
complete article with bureaucratic detail list of acceptable items …Ed note: good grief, “30 compact disks”?…who the heck writes these laws??? FYI, I have crossed at El Chaparral, the new Tijuana border crossing 4 times since Nov 1 2012. Have experienced only one inspection. That one was quick, polite and ignored the case of wine I had in plain sight at the rear of my wagon when the back hatch was opened.
For more information on SAT and central authorities made available to Customs INFOSAT (01800 4636 728 in Mexico, and 1877 4488728 from the United States and Canada). For any irregularity in care, may be a complaint or petition to the Tax Administration Service online at: http://www.sat.gob.mx (Portal anticorruption section “Complaints and grievances”), or 01 800 CRIMES (33 54 867 ) free nationwide.