Meet Labeling Requirements for Products Imported into Mexico

Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral

Demonstrate compliance with PVOC requirements for labels on commercial goods imported into Mexico.

SGS is authorized by the Dirección General de Normas (DGN) of the Ministry of Economy of Mexico (Director General of Standards) to ensure that labels on specific products conform with Pre-Import Verification of Conformity (PVOC) requirements.

Labeling Requirements for Products Imported Into Mexico

To protect public health, safety and the environment, the DGN has introduced a Pre-Import Verification of Conformity (PVOC) for labels on all commercial goods imported into Mexico. All such goods must be inspected to ensure their labels conform to Mexican standards. The goods require either:

  • A proof of conformity (Constancia) which must be issued before the goods reach the Mexican border
  • A Certificate of Compliance (Dictamen) following an inspection by a Commercial Inspection (Verification) Unit (UVA) in a customs bonded warehouse in Mexico

How can SGS help?

SGS is accredited as a UVA (UVNOM 037) for Mexico’s PVOC standard. We are authorized to inspect and validate commercial information contained on the labels of specific products.

What categories of goods can we inspect?

  • Textiles and clothing
  • Toys
  • Natural and artificial leather goods and footwear
  • Electronics, electrical goods and household appliances
  • Food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Automotive lubricating oils
  • Pre-packaged perfume and beauty products
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Cocoa products and derivatives
  • Cleaning products for household use
  • Products for which no specific label standard applies

Key Benefits

  • Ensure that product labels meet Mexico’s quality, safety and security requirements
  • Avoid customs delays
  • Reduce potential losses from the import of non-compliant products