THE FIGURE OF THE CUSTOMS AGENT IN HISTORY

Figure the Customs Broker in History
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How and when was the figure of the Customs Agent in Mexico born? 100 years ago!According to an interesting research work entitled "Venustiano Carranza Father of the Constitution of 1917" carried out by the Customs Agent of Piedras Negras Engineer Benito Martínez Guajardo and published in the magazine "Aduanas" in its 2007 edition, the historical responsible for The creation of the legal figure of the customs agents is nothing less than Don Venustiano Carranza.

Indeed, Martínez Guajardo states in his important work that "already restored with the army and peace defeated defeated, in September 1916 Carranza called for the creation of a Constituent Congress to begin a single session on December 1 and present the project of a new Constitution that contained inclusive social concepts ".

He adds that "comprehensive reforms were made in education, agrarian, worker-employer, as well as in the natural resources monitored by the state, family relations and divorce, the free municipality and the creation of directly elected town halls, and also included the autonomy of the judicial power institutionalizing the fundamental principles of the Mexican Revolution strengthened by the legal norms issued since 1857. This magna carta was presented with all the enthusiasm by Don Venustiano Carranza and with some modifications was approved by 209 Constitutional Deputies who promulgated and signed in the The new Constitution of 1917 was approved on February 5 by the city of Querétaro. Once approved, Carranza called for new elections, and Don Venustiano, known as the man from Cuatro Ciénegas, ran for the Liberal Constitutionalist Party and won extensively, subsequently taking office. of Constitutional President of the United States two Mexicans and since then democratic elections continue to be held, respecting the principle of Effective Suffrage No Re-election ".

 

Martínez Guajardo states that Carranza observed during his stay in the port of Veracruz - then the most important in the country in terms of international trade - that in accordance with the General Ordinance of Maritime and Border Customs of 1891, customs were mostly administered by foreigners who did not have local addresses or had defined responsibilities.

 

Don Venustiano already as President of Mexico and based on the new Constitution, "establishes obligations and rights to regulate the function of State aid in the collection, taking care of the public health and the security of the nation and decreeing the legal figure of the Agent of Customs on February 15, 1918. "

In this way, the figure of the Customs Agent will have 100 years in office representing the Mexican Foreign Trade. Undoubtedly, the figure of the Customs Agent is very important. See you soon.