The ISO 9001 is an international standard that applies to quality management systems (QMS) and focuses on all elements of quality management that should have an effective system that allows managing and improving the quality of their products or services. Customers favor suppliers that have this accreditation because as it ensures that the company has an outstanding quality management system (QMS).
The IMMEX Program is an instrument which allows the temporary importation of goods that are used in an industrial process or service to produce, transform or repair foreign goods imported temporarily for subsequent export or provision of export services, without covering the payment of general import tax, value added tax and, where appropriate, countervailing duties.
This is an initiative of the United States of America Department of Customs which demands that the industry take action to prevent any imports from being contaminated with illegal or undeclared substances, such as weapons, drugs or explosive substances. It also helps prevent loss of merchandise and any other type of theft; facilitating protection of information, goods and facilities. This prevents them from being used for purposes to the detriment of the company. Customs E.E.U.U. provides a preferred line to cross the border for certified companies.