Laprensagrafica.com reports: "The certification is an acknowledgment of the proper operation and action in the customs environment for companies, which will result in benefits as delays and costs at customs will be reduced," confirmed Gustavo Villatoro, director of the DGA.
To get the certification, interested importers must only have a maximum of 2% infractions per year in the revision of their merchandise, have formal accounting in place and a formal contract with the customs intermediary."
The Customs Economic Operator project seeks to facilitate a safe way for customs clearance for imports and exports.
From a press release issued by the Executive Directorate of Revenue (DEI):
The advances in the Customs Economic Operator project (OAE by its initials in Spanish) to safely facilitate clearance of goods at regional and global level by Honduran private companies, were presented by the Executive Directorate of Revenue (DEI), in a workshop entitled "Developing a competitive advantage in today's market through public-private dialogue. "
The level of customs risk for exporting companies will be evaluated jointly by the private sector and the authorities.
The evaluation will take place in order to speed up the processing of merchandize and to improve global fee trade indicators.
Under the Business Alliance for Secure Trading project, promoted by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of El Salvador (CCIES), the private sector is seeking to minimize the risk that exporters face from customs processes, providing them with a certificate which to date is not approved by the government sector.
Through the portal of eSalPort, importers will have access to all the information related to the procedures and logistics of their cargo shipments.
Laprensagrafica.com reports: "The importing sector can count on a new tool that will reduce the entry times for goods to the country that enter through the customs located at the port of Acajutla and the International Airport of El Salvador (AIES)."
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.
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