Region Harmonizes Rules on Weights and Dimensions

Central America and Mexico agreed on a plan to harmonize the rules on weights and dimensions allowed on roads and ports.

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Directorate of the Mesoamérica Project announced in a press release: "The main priority in this plan is to simplify procedures and improve the weight control and dimensions that apply in ports and roads in the region with the objective of those countries saving in investments."

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New Rules to Certify Marine Cargo Weight

May 2016

In Costa Rica, exporters must report the weight of each container 24 hours before the shipment of goods, by means of a declaration.

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MOPT) has announced that the draft regulations which will govern the verification system for the weight of containers leaving the country by sea, are now ready.

Costa Rica: Container Weight Certification

April 2016

Starting from June a pilot plan will be implemented to determine the weight of the containers leaving the country by sea.

The pilot plan will start in June and will be used to define the rules designed to improve the safety of merchant ships. The plan is currently in draft form.

Panama: Metric System in Supermarkets

July 2012

A change in weights and measurements to the metric system will be implemented from October in various supermarkets throughout the country.

A statement from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry reads:

SUPERMARKETS IN OCTOBER TO IMPLEMENT CHANGE OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES, ANNOUNCES MINISTER QUIJANO

Regulation of Overweight Trucks in Honduras

May 2009

To slow highway deterioration, eight truck scales will be installed on the country’s major roads.

The Transport Director General (DGT) has already begun the tender process for the purchase of eight scales that will cost an estimated $14 million.

The director of the DGT, Pastor Canales, said: "The scales will be licensed to a private company to ensure that supervision is effective," according to the Tiempo.hn website.

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