Mexico.- Recently, the federal government implemented the regularization of the so-called “chocolate cars” that circulate in the Mexican Republic. However, the federal administration has made some changes to the requirements to process the legalization of this type of vehicle.
According to what was announced by Josefina Palacios Rojas, customs agent of Mexico, last weekend the federal authorities notified the Association of Customs Agents on the modifications in requirements and procedures, both by the client and the official, for the regularization of automobiles introduced from the United States to Mexico illegally.
In this sense, Palacio Rojas made it public knowledge that Mexican citizens who want to regularize their chocolate car will be called in order to inform them what will be the new documents to be submitted so you can start the regularization process.
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“We have to return calls to customers to tell them what they are missing or what they already have,” the customs agent said.
He also pointed out that, for the moment, they will hold a meeting at the customs agency of the Mexican Republic, with the aim of reviewing what will be the new requirements that the Mexican government requests to regularize the irregular cars that circulate in most of the cities of the national territory.
Requirements to regularize chocolate cars in Mexico
- The year-model of the vehicle is eight years or more prior to the one in which the definitive import is made.
- The owner who carries out the importation is a natural person, of legal age, resident in the territory of the aforementioned states.
- Present a demonstration under oath to tell the truth that the vehicle is not in the cases provided for in article 5 of the decree, which speaks about those units that cannot be regularized.
- In addition to this, as mentioned in the decree signed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the person will have to pay a total of 2,500 pesos.
Vehicles that cannot be regularized
The chocolate cars that cannot be regularized in Mexico will be those luxury or sports models, as well as not armored; nor those that do not comply with the physical-mechanical or environmental protection conditions. Furthermore, those units have a report of theft or are linked to criminal investigations or proceedings, may not be legalized in the country.
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The states of Mexico where the regularization of chocolate cars are Baja California, Baja California Sur, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Michoacán, Durango, Nuevo León, Sonora, Nayarit and Tamaulipas.
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