Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions2018-11-07T10:27:42+00:00

In accordance with the provisions of the Treaty of Asuncion and as an essential condition for the deepening of the integration process, MERCOSUR Common External Tariff (AEC) has been in effect since 1995.

For more information, go to AEC Enquiries System.

MERCOSUR Origin Regime (ROM) is a Preferential Regime constituted by the set of requirements and procedures agreed by the States Parties to determine whether or not a product qualifies for the granting of preferential treatment established by MERCOSUR agreements, which includes the elimination of tariffs on intra-regional trade.

For more information, visit MERCOSUR Origin Regime.

MERCOSUR Common Nomenclature (NCM) is based on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO). The NCM adopts WCO tariff subheadings (six digits) and adds two more digits to provide a greater level of detail, resulting in eight-digit codes.

In order to consult the current AEC, enter our Database*.

* The information contained in the aforementioned page is only for referential purposes. Official information should be requested to each responsible national body.

The Foreign Trade Statistics System of MERCOSUR (SECEM) is a public access platform developed by the MERCOSUR Technical Unit of Foreign Trade Statistics. This platform displays up-to-date trade data for goods and provides information about the values ​​of imports and exports in countries of the Bloc.

For enquiries, SECEM is available on our homepage.

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