On June 18, 2017, the Tax Administration Service (SAT) announced that it is implementing the customs clearance of goods in a companies’ own premises, which streamlines the export process and goes one step further towards The Customs for the 21st Century (Aduana del Siglo 21). The announcement said:
The Home Office model began in April 2016 with 17 companies and by December of that year there were 64 companies, which made 14,181 operations with the benefits of this office.
To date, 93 companies operate under this model, which have carried out 8,066 operations in the first five months of 2017. In addition, there are another 42 companies, mainly in Torreón, Coahuila, that are in the process of authorization to take advantage of the benefits of this clearance.
The model of Home Clearance (Despacho a Domicilio), provided for in the Customs Law, consists in granting administrative facilities to companies, previously certified, to carry out the dispatch of their export goods and close the operation at the company’s premises through an interface created by the SAT.
The companies that operate with this model, obtain benefits like reduction of times and costs, mainly in transport and storage, and an improvement in its logistic chain, with which they increase its competitiveness in the market.
With the Home Office, the SAT goes one step further in the construction of a competitive customs, an essential element of Customs of the 21st Century.