Importing and Buying Used Cars in Mexico is Big Business

In spite of continually changing auto import laws, red tape as long as the border itself, and limited designated times for processing car imports at the border, thousands of used cars and trucks still make it across the US – Mexico border each day where American used car sales makes for big business.

Due to tougher regulations and more scrutiny of paperwork with Mexico’s tax administration (SAT) implemented this year on imported “junk cars” or “chatarras”, imports have declined nearly 38% compared to 2013, a trend that Mexico’s auto dealers welcome.

From January to August of 2014 used car . . .

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