Mexico and Japan sign mutual administrative assistance agreement

16 août 2017

On 10 August 2017, the Mexican Tax Administration Service signed an Agreement with Japan on Mutual Assistance and Cooperation in Customs Matters to strengthen existing information exchange schemes and cooperation mechanisms.

Under this Agreement, both countries commit to help each other in combating illegal foreign trade practices, such as undervaluation, by corroborating the authenticity of documents and exchanging information on foreign trade operations, seizures of goods, detection and concealment methods for illicit goods, etc.

The WCO welcomes the signature of this Agreement and encourages all its Members, having regard to the special features of their geographical position and their national legislation, to examine the possibility of entering into bilateral, regional or international agreements with a view to further developing mutual administrative assistance in Customs matters.