There are a variety of government agencies that offshore operators will come in contact with while working in Mexico.
The port is administered by the Administración Portuaria Integral (API). The API governs Mexico’s port development and local port operations.
All maritime activities are governed by the Captain of the Port and the harbormasters office, via the Direccion General de Marina Mercante which is a division of the Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT).
All Customs matters fall under the authority of Aduana Mexico which reports to the treasury department Servicio de Administración Tributaria (SAT)
All Immigration Matters are governed by the Instituto Nacional de Migracion (INM)which reports into the Secretaría de Gobernación.
Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT) is tasked with administrating Mexico’s environmental protection initiatives.
Sanidad Internacional is part of the Secritaria de Salud (Ministry of Health) which administers Heath and Sanitation Inspections.
Quarantine inspections are carried out by the Secretaria de Agricultura, Ganaderia, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentacion (SAGARPA). SAGARPA acts as Mexico’s the department of agriculture and is charged with agricultural inspections of foreign vessels.
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