- Using Freight Forwarders that do not have facilities and in-house Customs Agents and therefore do not have an in depth knowledge of the regulations and laws and cannot be present at Customs during the inspection process or if any assistance is needed to clear Customs.
- Not to verify the actual facilities of your Freight Forwarder in México and the U.S. Make sure it has a real and safe warehouse.
- Using Freight Forwarders that do not have their own facilities in the U.S. and therefore cannot review the contents of your shipment and verify BEFORE SHIPPING that all your merchandise is ready to be cleared without any problem.
- Putting food items, Mexican handcrafts or alcohol in your boxes to be exported and returned to the U.S. These items cannot be exported from Mexico. You are allowed to take some of these goods in your personal luggage on the plane.
- Thinking that the hotel you are staying at is going to assume responsibility for your imports – they will not.