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.

The chambers point to losses of $8.58 million in the two day suspension of trade with Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica.

Jorge Briz, the president of the Chamber of Commerce, explained to perió, “The appeal highlights that President Álvaro Colom doesn’t have the legal power to decide to close borders and the measure violates the constitutional rights on free trade and work.”

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