Guatemala Reviews Import Tariffs

The country’s tax authority (SAT) is reviewing all products which pay tariffs between 0% and 5% when entering Guatemala.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

SAT will analyze 6.500 tariff lines, to ensure the adequate tariffs are being paid.

Customs director Raul Díaz told“we are not witch-hunting to increase tax collection; it’s just a technical, non arbitrary process. The idea is to increase tax revenue, however”.

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