Basic elements of an import pediment

One of the most important documents within the international logistics process is the document known as import or export. The order is an order of tax declaration informing the SAT of the destination to be given to goods that are entered or extracted from the country and checks compliance with customs obligations.

What is a pediment?

According to the SAT the pediment format, it is a dynamic format consisting of blocks, in which only the blocks corresponding to the information to be declared must be printed and serves to verify that the data established in the document they present are the same as the authority in the customs electronic system.


The 6 most important points within the pediment


1. Barcode granted to the goods in question.
2. The import order number to be given to you by the customs authorities.
3. The data of the vehicle carrying the items.
4. The official locks.
5. The type of merchandise.
6. The number of marketing units and the fee units, based on an accounting unit granted by the relevant authority.

Data that cannot be modified within a pediment


Unit of measurement (Rate).
Number of parts, volume and other data to quantify goods.
Description, nature, status and other characteristics of goods enabling tariff classification.
Data that allows the identification of the goods.
Data that determines the source.
Customs Regime.
Number of padlocks


The persons responsible for filling and managing pediments are the customs agents and agents who will indicate in the pediment the customs regime they request for the goods and express, in protest of the truth of the fulfilment of the obligations and customs procedures as well as the payment of compensatory fees where appropriate.
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