The salvadoran Customs Director, Carlos Cativo, said they have already received instructions from the Ministry of Finance and are coordinating with migration and Agriculture for the creation of border points.
"He also stated that the border point model designed will be mobile because it is projected each stay to be able to rotate and the computer equipment to be used to also be portable," informs the article in Laprensagrafica.com.
The Ministry of Finance’s customs and administrative services have been re-established and imports and exports are being processed normally.
The strike held last week has generated millions in losses not only for the country’s trade but throughout the region.
This morning the resumption of activities was reported at various border points such as Anguiatú and San Cristobal, Santa Ana and El Amatillo, in La Union.
Simplification of the import process in Acajutla and a reduction in delivery times of goods for export are part of the changes announced by the Ministry of Finance.
From a statement issued by the Ministry of Finance:
The Ministry of Finance, through the Directorate General of Customs, announces the implementation of measures that will improve the flow of goods, transit and people and in turn, reduce the time it takes to carry out procedures for Salvadoran exports, all in order to decongest borders and make controls more agile:
Officials at the Ministry of Finance and Customs have kept customs offices at a standstill for the third day running.
Business groups are concerned about the extent of the emergency measure which has generated large economic losses for businesses.
Laprensagrafica.com reports, "At the customs border posts of El Poy, El Amatillo, The Chinamas and The Hachadura, staff of the National Civil Police (PNC) was deployed during the morning to streamline administrative processes and prevent transit through them being further affected.
Goods vehicles can not pass through customs posts at the Salvadoran border, where Treasury officials are on strike.
Various business groups have expressed concern about the strike, which is causing serious economic losses for businesses.
Regarding this, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in El Salvador states that "We have learned from our partners that the suspension of customs duties has already begun to generate losses of perishable products, delays in delivery times and possible shortages of basic goods, especially vegetables from other countries in the region and those that supply El Salvador. "
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