Export process from Ontario to Mexico overview

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Canada and Mexico are important partners, with rich cultural connections and growing trade and investment.

In fact, during the last 26 years the exports of Canada to Mexico have increased at an annualized rate of 7.45%, from $1.1B in 1995 to $7.14B in 2021. – The Observatory of Economic Complexity

The most populous Canadian province, Ontario, has a growing history of trade with Mexico. For instance , the total goods exported to Mexico from Ontario passed from 2,276,531 Canadian Dollars in 2014 to 3,355,755 CAD in 2018.

Recognizing the importance of the relationship between Ontario and Mexico, we prepared an infographic that illustrates Ontario trade with Mexico. We included information about exports, imports and an overview of the export process from Ontario to Mexico. The infographic intends to help companies from Ontario to understand all steps involved and documents needed when exporting to Mexico. At the same time, we provide our readers with an excellent option to transport goods from Ontario to Mexico: Mexicom Logistics.


Top 5 imports/exports from Ontario to Mexico

Ontario exports to Mexico $3,355,755. The top 5 goods exports from Ontario to Mexico are:

Motor vehicle parts,  pumps for liquids & liquid elevators, unrecorded media for sound and autos.

Ontario imports from Mexico $29,195,648. The top 5 goods that Ontario imports from Mexico are:

autos, motor vehicle parts, goods transport vehicles and computers, and computers peripherals.

The export process from Ontario to Mexico

Some of our customers from Ontario, especially manufacturers,  have requested us to write about the exportation process to Mexico. We love guiding our customers, so we present this post with a brief overview of the exportation process to Mexico.

The different parties involved in the export process from Ontario to Mexico:

  • Shipper in Ontario
  • Consignee in Mexico
  • Canadian customs
  • American customs
  • Mexican Customs
  • Transportation company (Mexicom Logistics)

9 steps exporting commercial goods from Ontario to Mexico:

1- The purchase

A Mexican buyer orders goods from a company in Ontario and issues a purchase order.

2- Prepare export documents and international order

The shipper in Ontario prepares the export documents and the international order. The shipper has to consider marking requirements.

Documents in this step:

  • Packing list
  • Commercial invoice

3- Arrange for transportation of goods from Ontario to Mexico

Either the person who sells the goods (shipper in Ontario) or the person who receives the goods (consignee in Mexico) has to arrange the transportation of the goods.

The party in charge of arranging the transportation of the goods to Mexico contacts a freight forwarder,  such as Mexicom Logistics, which is a company that is going to negotiate the rates with a large network of reliable carriers to offer you the lowest rate available and a good service. Alternatively, you can contact a carrier directly.

Another advantage of contacting Mexicom Logistics is that it is a freight forwarder that specializes in shipping goods from Ontario to Mexico, which means that it knows the process of transporting goods to Mexico like no one else.

For more information about the advantage of using a freight forwarder, please refer to our post:  Why shippers use a Freight Forwarder.  

Go to: LTL freight shipping from Ontario and Quebec to Mexico

4- Prepare Export documents

Shipper prepares the following documents:

  • Commercial Invoice
  • Export Declaration B13a
  • Certificate of origin
  • Permits (if required)

5- Transportation of goods

Mexicom Logistics keeps you updated on the status of your load, while goods are being transported by the carrier.

Mexicom Logistics also takes care of the bond. As the shipment will be transported from Canada directly to Mexico, without clearing customs in the US, the load will be an in-bond load. In-bond loads are those that are stored or transported through the United States but are not intended to be commercialized in that country, so they do not clear customs in the US border.  More information about in-bond load in our post: What you need to know about in-bond shipments through the US 

6- Canada customs

Shipper has to notify Canada Customs within the established time-frames

7- Foreign customs (American and Mexican)

The following documents  have to be sent to the Customs brokers:

  • Commercial Invoice
  • Bill of Lading
  • Certificate of origin
  • Export permits
  • Other foreign customs document requirements

8- Customs clearance

Final accounting and payment of duties and taxes

9- Goods received

Goods are received by the consignee in Mexico.

Documents in this step:

  • Proof of delivery
  • Payment issued

For more information about the export process from Canada, please refer to the Canadian government site: https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/export/guide-eng.html

Do you need a transportation provider  to ship goods from Ontario to Mexico?

Contact Mexicom Logistics at

info@mexicomlogistics.com |  514-667-0174

Mexicom Logistics transports commercial goods from Ontario and Quebec to Mexico

Statistics Canada, International Trade Division, May 2019 (5/2019)

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Ontario Ministry of International Trade using data from Statistics Canada

Marben Acosta Teran oversees the overall international B2B marketing strategy for Mexicom Logistics. She is passionate about building a solid brand while creating useful content for its audience. Marben loves learning more about the industry and being part of the Mexicom family.
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  • Shota Sugitani

    This is Shota Sugitani, VP of Trans-Mit Steel in Woodstock ON. We are exporting steel coils to Mexico regularly and looking for alternative logistics company.
    Can your company provide us with custom clearance services on top of transportation? If yes, does it include submission of export declaration (CAED) or CAED need to be submitted by exporter (i.e. our company)?

  • Marben Acosta Terán

    Hi Shota,

    Thank you for your interest in our services.
    It would be a pleasure to provide you with freight transportation services from Ontario to Mexico.

    We sent you an email with a more detailed answer to your inquiry.

    Please, feel free to contact us at any time.

    All the best.

    Marben Acosta

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