Army and Police in Guatemala Customs Offices
The Guatemalan government has established that the SAT and the Ministries of Defense and Government should work together in order to achieve compliance with the Customs Act.
Monday, October 28, 2013
A Government Agreement states that both ministries should coordinate operations with the Superintendency of Tax Administration (SAT) in order to reach this goal for a period of three months.
The measures to strengthening customs controls to increase revenue and curb customs fraud are almost ready.
In order to curb smuggling and corruption President Perez Molina has announced that there will be interventions in five of the twelve customs offices in the country .
With the decreed intervention the time it takes to pass through customs has doubled and even tripled in some cases.
The authorities have put an end to the control process implemented over the last six months and whose results have left exporters and the logistics sector in doubt.
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