80% of the transit of merchandise in the region expedited
The program which has been in place since last July seeks to provide facilities to exporters and importers at Customs offices in the region.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Elheraldo.hn reports "that it is now in place at Customs at El Amatillo (Honduras and El Salvador) and Guasaule (Honduras and Nicaragua), where the results, according to Alvaro Sarmiento, coordinator of the Sieca Customs and Border Crossing Management project, have been satisfactory in speeding up the shipment of merchandise.
With the publication in the official newspaper the Framework Convention for the Establishment of the Customs Union is now in effect.
The World Customs Organization and SIECA will sign an agreement to support Central America in harmonizing and standardizing custom procedures.
Customs Union between Guatemala and Honduras passes implementation phase after submission of the Enabling Protocol to SICA.
In the process to form a Customs Union, authorities from both countries are analyzing a joint customs office in the Guasaule area.
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