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Southeastern Freight Lines and our partner XCF Transportes Carga Consolidata are now offering through services between the U.S. and Mexico. Our border crossing expertise combined with our outstanding domestic services provide you with the confidence you have come to expect from Southeastern. XCF is a growing Mexico LTL carrier operating 24 service centers throughout Mexico. A Map of their services and general company information can be found on their website at www.xcf.com.mx
Currently, we offer 2 specific types of services between the U.S. and Mexico:
  1. Domestic – the shipment moves between you and your broker/forwarder at the border. It is basically a U.S. shipment traveling to your broker/forwarder for coordination and handling in Mexico.
  2. Door-to-Door Mexico – the shipment moves between the U.S. and Mexico from pickup to delivery. We can utilize your broker or we can provide brokerage services upon request.
What paperwork is needed
The following documentation is required for shipments between the U.S. and Mexico:
  1. Bill of Lading
    Required Information on the Bill of Lading
    1. Shipper's full name, address and phone number.
    2. Consignee's full name, address and phone number (for arrival notification purposes).
    3. Commodity description (NMFC item number and classification, weight and cubic measurements (if available)).
    4. Freight payment terms (prepaid or collect for the US and Mexico portions of the shipment).

  2. Commercial Invoice – This document states the sales value of the goods to establish value for Customs.

  3. Shippers Export Declaration– AES website

    The U.S. Census Bureau requires that all shippers to Mexico complete a Shipper Export Declaration (SED) for every shipment valued over $2,500.00. The SED information must be entered electronically through the Census Bureau's Automated Export System (AES) online at www.aesdirect.gov. All shippers have two options to insure full compliance to the governmental directive:

    Option #1
    The shipper may request for their designated broker to file the SED on their behalf.

    Option #2
    The shipper may file their SED on-line with AESDIRECT at www.aesdirect.gov. If this option is selected, the shipper must provide the corresponding AES transaction number (ITN) on each bill of lading.

  4. Certificate of Origin

Upcoming 2017 Holidays in Mexico

February 6Mexican Constitution Day
March 20Birth of Benito Juarez
April 14Holy Week
May 1Labor Day
September 16Independence Day
November 20Day of the Mexican Revolution
December 25Christmas

Click here for a printable flyer on our Mexico Service.

If you have any additional questions about needed documentation to Mexico or need further assistance, please contact:

Flerida.Garcia@sefl.com
(800) 637-7335 x32515
Fax (803) 939-3285