Before it was the General Customs Administration (Administración General de Aduanas, AGA), part of the Tax Administrative Service (SAT). Now, new ANAM will be a deconcentrated bureau from the Office for the Treasury and Public Credit (SHCP), and it will have technical, operative, administrative and management autonomy, being also a custom and fiscal authority, with the power to issue resolutions within the scope of its competence.
Currently, Mexico has 49 customs distributed through 24 states from the country.
The Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA) and Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR) will oversee administering the new National Customs Agency of Mexico (ANAM).
Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, mentioned that his government wants to combat smuggling, drug’s introduction, tax evasion and clean all customs in the country, therefore, Armed Forces will be responsible for the administration of customs when it comes to operations.
The purpose of this new Agency will be to organize and direct the customs and inspection services to enforce compliance with the legal rules that regulate the entry and exit of goods from the national territory. It will also be responsible for the collection of contributions and benefits to foreign trade operations, just as the AGA did.