Honduras Considers Private Customs Administration
The Honduran Tax Revenue Service (DEI in Spanish) is evaluating ways to improve its customs services and handling it to private operators.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Honduran Customs Revenue Director, Miguel Mejía, indicated that the DEI will carry out appropriate research into the experiences other countries have had with granting concessions.
The union claims that the blockade by 23 customs officers for allegedly failing to comply with customs bonds is delaying foreign trade procedures at customs offices.
Salvadoran Customs offices have increased charges for procedures at night or at weekends, from $6.86 to $315.24.
The Secretary of Commerce in Guatemala has asked Honduras to establish a land customs office in Corinto, which at the moment is operating as a border crossing.
In order to expedite clearance of goods and reduce corruption in the customs system, a modernization plan has been launched.
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