ARTICLE 16: CASES IN WHICH REGULATIONS AND NON-TARIFF RESTRICTIONS ARE ESTABLISHED ON IMPORT, CIRCULATION OR TRANSIT

     

    The regulation and non-tariff restriction measures for the importation, circulation or transit of merchandise, referred to in sections III and IV of Art. 4, (LCE: Art. 4) may be established in the following cases:

  • When they are temporarily required to correct imbalances in the balance of payments, in accordance with international treaties or agreements to which Mexico is a part of (LCE: Art. 18);
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  • To regulate the entry of used products, waste products or those that lack a substantial market in their country of origin or departure point (LCE: Art. 18);
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  • In accordance with the provisions of international treaties or conventions to which Mexico is a part of (LCE: Art. 18);
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  • In response to restrictions on Mexican exports applied unilaterally by other countries (LCE: Art. 18);
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  • When it is necessary to prevent the concurrence to the national market of merchandise in conditions that imply unfair practices of international trade, in accordance with the provisions of this Law (LCE: Art. 17) (LCE: Art. 22), and
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  • In the case of situations not provided for by official Mexican standards in relation to national security, public health, phytosanitary health or ecology, according to the legislation in the matter. (LCE: Art. 19)