Customs agents opposed to CAUCA

They will ask the Central American Court of Justice to annul CAUCA, which recently came into force on August 25.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Oscar Ramos Valverde, president of the Confederation of Customs Agents of Central America and the Caribbean, informed Prensa Libre that they are to present the case to the Court (which is based in Nicaragua) today, and will asked that resolutions 223-2008 and 224-2008 of the Ministerial Council for Economic Integration (Comierco), which contain the new Uniform Customs Code for Central America (CAUCA IV) and its regulations (Recauca)be annulled.

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Sieca to Launch Customs IT Systems

March 2010

In the first half of the year, the Central American Economic Integration Secretary (Sieca) will launch two IT systems for customs offices.

They are called Siauca (Unified Customs Information System for Central America) and AIC (Integrated Central American Tariff).

Siauca "is to be used exclusively by the customs authorities of the five countries of the region, and will enable them to freely exchange information", reported Meanwhile, "AIC is an information tool covering imports and exports from the 5 Sieca countries".

80% of the transit of merchandise in the region expedited

January 2009

The program which has been in place since last July seeks to provide facilities to exporters and importers at Customs offices in the region. 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.

CAUCA comes into effect on August 25

August 2008

The meeting of the Central American Customs Committee (CAUCA) began yesterday in Nicaragua and will cover topics such as the impact that the coming into effect of CAUCA will have.

CAUCA, which governs the customs legislation of the region's countries and the organization of their customs services, is a step towards a regional customs union.

Economy ministers study reforms to improve Central American trade

April 2008

The Board of Economic Integration Ministers of Central America met today in San Salvador to analyze reforms that would improve regional trade.

Yolanda Mayora, the Salvadorean Minister, told the news media that during the meeting they analyzed reforms to the Uniform Customs Code of Central America and its rules. They considered technological improvements to transmit commercial transactions and customs payments electronically.

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