Mexico and Guatemala have agreed a policy whereby trucks entering the Guatemalan border zone pay $970, a charge that the union considers "harmful" and that is not reciprocal.
The International Transporters' Association (ITA) will challenge the agreement which regulates transportation of cargo and passengers across the border, considering it "harmful to the interests of the country (Guatemala)", reported the newspaper Prensa Libre on its website.
Heavy rains have led to deteriorations in road infrastructure, the closure of customs offices and a reduction in tourism.
The closure of the Entre Ríos customs at the border with Honduras due to the collapse of the bridge over the Motagua river meant that Izabel in Guatemala was cut off from the Honduran industrial capital, San Pedro Sula. This in turn made it impossible for land freight to reach Guatemala from Honduras' Caribbean ports.
Central American cargo companies want Nicaragua to stop charging a 20% toll over the price of each transportation service.
In order to achieve this, delegates from the Central American Chamber of Transport Companies (Catransca), met with representatives of the Nicaraguan Transportation Ministry.
Héctor Fajardo, vice president of the chamber, told Prensalibre.com: “the objective of the meeting is getting Nicaragua to waive these dispositions that affect ground transportation and violate the framework agreement for Central American integration”.
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