Customs Management Project Advances

The second phase of the International Merchandise Customs Transit (TIM) project in the customs zones of Central American countries begins.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

After the pilot project is conducted at El Amatillo customs zone between Honduras and El Salvador, it is expected to be extended to the customs zones in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.

Tiempo published on its website: "TIM is a new system for the management and control of international customs transit based on the heavy use of technology, eliminating the use of paper, harmonizing customs control, sanitary and phytosanitary service procedures under a one-stop-shop scheme."

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IDB Supports "Pacific Corridor" Highway

August 2010

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has prioritized the project to construct a 3,200km road system from Mexico to Panama.

The IDB has targeted $1,800 million annually to developing its "Mesoamerican Project". This program includes the Pacific Corridor highway network as one of its top priorities.

The Best Dry Canal to Build in Central America

September 2013

Building a modern highway from Colombia to Mexico would provide a big boost to the economic integration of the isthmus.

Unlike the hitherto unproven economic viability of various other inter-oceanic canal projects (wet and dry) announced in virtually every country of the region, a "dry canal", which would improve the current transit conditions of goods and people from Mexico to Colombia, does appear to be the best investment in infrastructure for the isthmus.

IDB to finance railroads in C.A.

November 2008

IDB approves financing for the feasibility study for reactivating the railroad system in the region for cargo transport.

Participating in the dialogue to obtain financing was Eduardo Calix, Vice Minister of Foreign Affiars and Presidential Commissioner for the Mesoamerica Project (MP), who attended the MP Executive Committee meeting where IBD agreed to provide $300,000 in support of the project.

Region Harmonizes Rules on Weights and Dimensions

March 2009

Central America and Mexico agreed on a plan to harmonize the rules on weights and dimensions allowed on roads and ports.

The Directorate of the Mesoamérica Project announced in a press release: "The main priority in this plan is to simplify procedures and improve the weight control and dimensions that apply in ports and roads in the region with the objective of those countries saving in investments."

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