The Mexican government is said to have reached a new agreement with the Chinese government about shoe imports from China, which had been subject to heavy duties for a long time until last December. The new deal, which runs from last May 1 to the end of December 2014, reportedly calls for both governments to ensure that the prices declared when the merchandise leaves China are the same as those declared when it enters the Mexican border. This measure is evidently intended to curb numerous instances of under-invoicing by importers that have become rather common all over Latin America.