What is the Project of Customs Technology Integration (PITA)?

The Project of Customs Technology Integration (PITA), is an integral initiative that aims to automate, facilitate and streamline the entry and exit of goods at the country’s customs. This is achieved through the automation of customs clearance, using radio frequency (RFID), with the single badge issued by the Mexican Foreign Trade Single Window (Vucem). In order to do so, it is necessary to have an integration number, which will be generated when providing the necessary information to present to modular: Customs office/section, CAAT, container, transport identification, customs declaration to be modularized, operator’s badge number, etc. However, it is important to remember that it is possible to present the PITA or DODA, but not both, since these are part of the customs clearance.

What is the Manifest in cross-border?
In cross-border, the manifest is a document required at customs that contains a detailed list of all cargo entering the country of import.
What is the Notice of Crossing?
A notice of crossing consists of an electronic document linked to the customs documentation that will be presented when clearing the goods.
What is the Document of Operation for Customs Clearance (DODA)?
Doda is a document that is part of the customs clearance, and is used to activate the Automated Selection Mechanism (MSA).
What is the difference between US & Mexico in terms of customs brokerage?
The US & Mexico have a different approach as it relates to customs. Learn more about it here.
What does a customs broker do?
Customs brokers contribute to clearing shipments with customs.
How long does it usually take to cross the border for cargo trucks?
The border process for cargo trucks takes time, and how much, will vary based on demand.

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