Panama: Website with import costs
The Government of Panama inaugurated the Public Administration Transparency Module, on the web site of the National Customs Authority.
Friday, January 30, 2009
The commissioning of this new tools will allow Panamanians or foreigners to review the information contained in the import and export declarations, without the need for a password.
The World Trade Organization aims to reduce by half the costs added to products as they pass through customs offices.
Entrepreneurs from the logistics sector in Guatemala argue that the increase from 30% to 60% on import charges which came into effect on October 16th will reduce competitiviness.
In the South American country a rule has been published that establishes that costs and expenses incurred during transportation of goods by air must be borne by the importers.
Guatemala has created the Trade Transparency Unit in order to exchange information with U.S. Customs to detect illegal activity.
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