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.

He explained to Proceso Digital that, "there are South American countries that have transferred customs services to the private sector".

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Honduras: Number of Customs Offices Reduced

September 2011

In order to expedite clearance of goods and reduce corruption in the customs system, a modernization plan has been launched.

The customs modernization plan submitted by the Honduran consultant David Molina, reduces the number of customs offices in the territory and centralizes the management of this responsibility through three logistical hubs located in Puerto Cortes, Tegucigalpa, and Santa Barbara.

Customs Services Requested at Corinto Border

March 2013

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.

A statement from the Honduran Revenue Office (DEI) reads:

Authorities from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (SIC) at the Executive Directorate of Revenue (DEI) and the Ministry of Commerce in Guatemala, met in the city of Tegucigalpa, in order to define new tax trade routes between Honduras and Guatemala .

Honduras Rejects Computer Block for Customs Agents

November 2015

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.

In a statement published in Honduran media, the National Federation of Customs Brokers (FENADUANAH) denounced that it is opposed to the decision of the Revenue Office to block access to the Automated System for Customs Income to 23 customs officials for allegedly failing to comply with the payment of customs bonds required by regulations.

Increased Rates for Customs Formalities in El Salvador

May 2013

Salvadoran Customs offices have increased charges for procedures at night or at weekends, from $6.86 to $315.24.

According to representatives from business and industry, this measure taken by the Salvadoran government, threatens to undermine the productive chain and business in the country.

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