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Aduana question

  • Aduana question

    Posted by boe4fun on October 28, 2022 at 8:31 am

    We’ve got a large suitcase full of (used) supplies for our clinic that’s being held up by Aduana in San Jose del Cabo. Does anyone have any contacts or suggestions on how to retrieve these items without paying taxes. Since they are used supplies they have no value in the USA, and they won’t have any impact on the Mexican economy as the patients that we service are not able to afford prostheses/orthoses from local businesses down there. Need responses ASAP, Mil Gracias.

    BajaGringo replied 3 weeks, 4 days ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • BajaGringo

    October 28, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    Unfortunately I can not offer you a solution with zero cost but I would strongly suggest you contact an independent customs agency in Cabo, explain the situation and they can help you get it through the cheapest way possible. The AMLO administration has really been clamping down on this and their current policies on donated items is bordering on ridiculous right now IMHO.

    • Wrench

      October 29, 2022 at 9:58 am

      It makes no sense at all and only hurts those who most need the help.

  • boe4fun

    November 3, 2022 at 11:04 am

    Update on “Operation Bag Retrieval”

    Recently received this message from one of our clinic volunteers:

    Got them yesterday- no $$ given. Long story but it worked out. I’ll say Hi for to the gang you 👍🏼

    So I haven’t yet got the “Long story” but it sounds like the letters I had sent Garth worked. He didn’t have to pay any taxes. Yay!!!

    • CRF450R

      November 6, 2022 at 4:01 pm

      My experience over the years is that when no money is paid to get something done it is more often than not a well placed political connection vs letters, but I could be wrong.

      Glad to hear they got to their well needed destination and kudos to you for the time and effort you invested.

      This is exactly how we should all be giving back down there, each in our own way with what resources we have available,

      • BajaGringo

        November 6, 2022 at 6:53 pm

        But a good political copntact armed with some really good letters can often get things done even faster, as long as those letters are shown to the right people. So who knows exactly what worked but you’re right, kudos for getting this done!

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