The best way to bring equipment into Mexico, is by using the ATA Carnet.

The ATA Carnet is an international customs document that allows the holder to temporarily (up to one year) import goods without payment of normally applicable duties and taxes, including value-added taxes. The Carnet eliminates the need to purchase temporary import bonds. So long as the goods are re-exported within the allotted time frame, no duties or taxes are due.

Mexico accepts the ATA Carnet in all of its entry points.

If your project is small, you can bring some equipment with you, as long as it’s not a lot and can be carried by you. Usually you won’t have any problem at customs if you bring basic equipment for an interview or small projects, like a camera, basic audio equipment, laptop, tripod and even a small lighting kit.

For larger projects, we suggest to rent the equipment in Mexico or make a temporary import through a customs agent.