As consumers and businesses get more technologically saavy, the Mexican government is taking steps to make the import/export process easier. The Ventanilla Unica officially went into effect on June 1, 2012.
What is Ventanilla Unica?
Ventanilla Unica, or single-window system, is a new system implemented by the Mexican government in order to facilitate trade by storing all customs and trade documents digitally.
What does the Ventanilla Unica hope to achieve?
The purpose of Ventanilla Unica is to cut down on unnecessary paperwork, costs and streamline the import/export process in Mexico.
The Ventanilla Unica is also known by its abbreviation, VUCE, which stands for Ventanilla Unica Comercio Exterior (Single Window System for International Trade). It is said that the new system will cut the customs process (from start to finish) in half.