Customs Charges Suspended at Paso Canoa

In negotiations, regional transporters achieved the suspension of customs charges at Paso Canoa, Panama.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Panamanian authorities committed to find a new way of transferring the costs generated by the entrance of merchandise to their owners.

From "Juan Carlos Segura, president of the Costa Rican transporters, indicated that the paralyzing measure they adopted yesterday was immediately suspended once an agreement was reached on customs charges to transporters entering Panama"

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