New waybill requirements for Mexico
The Mexican tax authority (Servicio de Administración Tributaria) has mandated waybill requirements, referred to as Carta Porte, for all traffic destined to, shipped from, or travelling within Mexico and applicable for all loaded, revenue empty and dangerous/hazardous residue shipments.
The requirements are effective from 1 December 2021. Therefore, shipments travelling within Mexico now require specific commodity descriptions on the waybill. STCC codes for FAK such 461xxx series for intermodal and 37149x series for automotive will no longer be accepted.
A special supplement to the EDI guidelines is being developed by the Association of American Railroads and will be published shortly. (ben)