Guatemala: Businesses File Appeal
The Guatemalan Chamber of Industry and Commerce filed an appeal against the Executive for closing the border with Honduras.
Friday, July 3, 2009
The appeal was also filed against the Superintendency of Tributary Administration and the Customs Manager for accepting the order.
In the customs offices of Tecun Uman working hours have been extended both on the Guatemalan and Mexican side in order to allow passage of trucks which until now had been left stranded.
At the border crossing singled out as the slowest in Central America, private sites for carriers could be used to manage customs documents.
Carlos Zúñiga, president of the Agricultural Chamber, informed of the presence of NGO and international groups blocking the border.
The crisis in the tax administration department has created delays of up to 15 days in release of containers and serious lack of coordination in the management of processes at land borders and ports.
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