In September, the IMAE grew by 4.1% compared to the same month in 2014, driven by agriculture, which grew by 13%, and transport and communications, which increased by 10%.
The report of the Central Bank of Nicaragua:
In September, the monthly index of economic activity (IMAE) grew by 4.1 percent compared to September last year. Meanwhile, the average annual variation stood at 3.8 percent and cumulative growth in the January-September period was 3.5 percent.
The government has reported that new buildings and parking lots will be constructed at the office of El Amatillo, in the department of Valle as well as reconstruction of the customs office of Agua Caliente in Ocotepeque.
From a statement issued by the Executive Directorate of Revenue (DEI):
In order to expedite intraregional trade it is necessary for customs offices dealing with cargo freight, to be open all hours, just as immigration customs offices are.
A study commissioned by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce of Central America (Fecamco) concluded that there are 87 barriers to trade in the region, one of the major ones being operations of the systems at customs offices at borders, followed by bureaucratic requirements and lack of adequate infrastructure.
An announcement has been made that the area for attention to freight will be expanded and in order to streamline processes, they will go back to using a guide in which carriers list the goods they are transporting.
The response from the Customs authorities in Chiriquí comes after a border closure caused by freight carriers from throughout Central American demanding streamlined procedures and improved services. It is estimated that every day 150 trucks pass through Paso Canoas and in May this year to 16,584 vehicles of this type were recorded.
The measures to strengthening customs controls to increase revenue and curb customs fraud are almost ready.
Prensalibre.com reports that "the government has refined the plan to strengthen controls at customs offices, in the event that the intervention by the Superintendency of Tax Administration (SAT) does not proceed along legal channels, but also it is progressing in "coordination" between institutions, in case the measure is deemed legally correct. "
In order to curb smuggling and corruption President Perez Molina has announced that there will be interventions in five of the twelve customs offices in the country .
The customs offices will be taken over by the Executive through the Superintendency of Tax Administration (SAT), a task which will be undertaken by the Guatemalan military. The intervention will focus on Puerto Quetzal , Santo Tomas de Castilla, Aduana Central, San Marcos, and Ciudad Pedro de Alvarado.
In response to demands from the business sector, authorities are considering taking action by equipping customs offices with merchandise scanning technology and off-site controls.
S21.com.gt reports that "Because of the corruption networks operating in customs offices and affecting the low amounts of tax collection, the executive is considering intervening in these checkpoints. The measure also includes plans to implement electronic instruments to monitor cargo from its point of departure to its final destination, according to the Finance Minister Pavel Centeno. "
The Customs union intends to invest $2.5 million to implement the Project Paperless Customs Offices.
The initiative could reduce fraud and corruption in the country by up to 85%.According to Victor Manuel Rivera, president of the organization, when the Vice President Roxana Baldetti, as manager of the National Anti-Smuggling Unit (Conacon), authorizes the proposal, they will will have, in less than six months, the program installed in all Customs offices registered with the Superintendency of Tax Administration (SAT).
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