Update on Mexico’s NOM requirements

NAFEM member Mark Sanford, chief engineer-compliance, Unified Brands, Conyers, Ga., has been working to better understand Mexico’s new requirements to its Normas Oficiales Mexicanas (NOMs) for imported electrical and electronic goods. During NAFEM’s regulatory cold-side forum call this month, Mark shared his research that indicates commercial equipment continues to be covered under NAFTA and doesn’t require further certification as long as the HS code on the import documentation is current. Mark found that once Unified Brands confirmed or updated its HS codes, there were no NOM challenges.