UPDATE: Carta Porte Compliance Grace Period Extended - Enforcement Set to Begin August 1, 2023

Dec 1, 2022

The Mexican Tax Authority (SAT) has provided an extension of the grace period for compliance with the new Carta Porte rules to allow transportation sectors more time to adapt to the new electronic billing requirements. Enforcement of the new rules is now set to begin on August 1, 2023. BNSF will not implement Carta Porte requirements on December 15, 2022, as previously communicated. We will use this extension to continue to work with our customers to test systems and help them prepare for the new requirements.

As a reminder, the new Carta Porte requirements issued last year by the SAT mandate additional waybill information on shipments moving to/from Mexico, including commodity description, package type and quantity for each product, and a 24-hour point of contact for an immediate response to information questions. The specific requirements can be found in the AAR Carta Porte Supplement

If you have questions, please contact BNSF Customer Support at (888) 428-2673 and, when prompted, say “Waybill Solutions.”

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