New Customs Offices in El Salvador

"El Amatillo" customs project includes the construction of new offices and a parking lot for trucks.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Miguel Angel Soriano heads the Salvadoran Association of International Cargo Transporters. He remarked that his association will donate 18 blocks of terrain for the construction of the offices and the parking lot.

Soriano also added that "... the idea is for the Association to have its own infrastructure centralized there. Strategic partners will also be located there, like tire repair and truck maintenance centers, because it is good business for them".

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Delays Continue at Customs Offices in El Salvador

May 2014

Problems persist in the process of reviewing merchandise at the border posts in Amatillo and La Hachadura causing delays to cargo trucks.

Double review processes, recurring failures with x-ray machine inspection and the absence of a contingency plan for unforeseen delays has generated delays of between 19 and 23 hours for the approval of entry and exit of goods, said the Salvadoran Association of International Freight Carriers (ASTIC).

Strike By Truckers Continues at Salvadoran Borders

January 2014

Only cargo destined for El Salvador should be charged with the $18 fee for the inspection with scanner, request freight carriers.

According to the Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration (SIECA), this fee violates conventions and trade agreements in the region. In addition, they believe that the inspections and the time it takes to submit all shipments to the procedures are excessive.

Delayed Transit of Goods in El Salvador

April 2012

In the absence of ‘marchamos’, the products are accumulating at the customs border in El Salvador, causing additional costs and delays to carriers and enterprises.

Since last Saturday, at the borders of El Amatillo, Angiatú and La Hachadura, freight carriers have had to cover extra costs in order to bring in merchandise and avoid a collapse in trade flows.

Regional Freight Strike Suspended

July 2013

After the Salvadoran Supreme Court suspended the Fonat law, carriers decided to resume their work.

"There is no longer a reason for the strike," said Raul Alfaro, president of the Association of International Cargo Transporters (ASTIC).

"The Chamber accepted a constitutional challenge submitted by the ASTIC against the collection of accident insurance, namely the Fund for Victims of Traffic Accidents (Fonat), from which the Legislature excluded foreign transporters, but not Salvadorans," noted an article in Elsalvador.com.

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