The activities impede the importation and exportation of goods from the Free Trade Zone of Colon and continue to paralyze activity at ports, airports, and border crossings.
Giovanni Ferrari, President of the Free Trade Zone Users Association, informed Prensa.com: “This strike has a devastating effect for the Free Trade Zone. This internal problem only adds to the problems that we already have been having with some of our main clients, such as Colombia and Ecuador.”
The Ministry of Finance’s customs and administrative services have been re-established and imports and exports are being processed normally.
The strike held last week has generated millions in losses not only for the country’s trade but throughout the region.
This morning the resumption of activities was reported at various border points such as Anguiatú and San Cristobal, Santa Ana and El Amatillo, in La Union.
Officials at the Ministry of Finance and Customs have kept customs offices at a standstill for the third day running.
Business groups are concerned about the extent of the emergency measure which has generated large economic losses for businesses.
Laprensagrafica.com reports, "At the customs border posts of El Poy, El Amatillo, The Chinamas and The Hachadura, staff of the National Civil Police (PNC) was deployed during the morning to streamline administrative processes and prevent transit through them being further affected.
Goods vehicles can not pass through customs posts at the Salvadoran border, where Treasury officials are on strike.
Various business groups have expressed concern about the strike, which is causing serious economic losses for businesses.
Regarding this, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in El Salvador states that "We have learned from our partners that the suspension of customs duties has already begun to generate losses of perishable products, delays in delivery times and possible shortages of basic goods, especially vegetables from other countries in the region and those that supply El Salvador. "
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