Nicaragua Makes Changes to Tax Contributors Register

From 1 October the number of digits stored in the Register of Unique Contributors (RUC) will increase from 10 to 14.

Friday, September 24, 2010

This date marks the coming into force of the new regulation to which all of Nicaragua's largest contributors need to comply.

"The process for remaining tax payers will begin on the same date but in the mean time they will continue using the 10 digit number," reports El Nuevo Diario.

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Guatemala: 32 thousand new companies in 2008

January 2009

The number of new companies and individual businessmen registered dropped 6% compared to 2007. reports that "according to data from the Business Registry as of December 30 there were 5,490 new local companies registered (11% higher than in 2007).

Vice minister of Economy, Erasmo Velasquez, said that the number of yearly registrations shows an interest by Guatemalans to become independent and create their own small and medium companies, both for production and services.

Digital One-stop Business Registration

March 2013

In Guatemala an internet site has been launched where you can do all the paperwork necessary in order to formalize a business.

From a press release published in the Diario de Centro América of Guatemala:

In order to minimize the time it takes to register a company in the country, the Ministry of Economy (Mineco) has launched the new website "", in order to make the process transparent .

El Salvador: Delays in Company Registration

July 2011

A 75% increase in applications for company registration has generated delays of up to one month in the delivery of commercial enrolment documents in El Salvador.

An article in by Sury Velasco, reports that "In the first five months of 2011, the National Records Center (Centro Nacional de Registros - CNR) reported a 75% increase in requests for applications for the formalization of businesses, which has led to registration papers being issued up to a month late. The demand for applications has exceeded the response capacity of the CNR, leading to the opening of new jobs in the Trade Registry Office in 2012."

Registration of Exporters to China

September 2012

On 1 October the compulsory registration of all exporters and importers of food to the PRC will be required.

A statement from the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER) reads:

Effective October 1 : registration of food exporters to China

From October 1 the mandatory registration of all exporters and importers of food to the PRC will become effective.

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