A month after having implemented it only 12% of importers have registered and less than 1% of users use it for their foreign trade operations.
To date only 4,700 users have registered their company details with the VAI electronic platform designed to handle the issue of non-tariff import permits. The importer enters their forms, makes the corresponding payments electronically, sends the information to the institution, receives a response and this allows them to access the Customs Declaration reported in an electronic permit which the user receives.
Poor roads and complex bureaucracy reduce the markets in Central American cities.
The term “local market” was created in China to refer to the consumers which can be reached in eight hours in a truck loaded with products, including all the paperwork necessary.
According to an article by Louisa Reynolds on Elperiodico.com.gt, under this definition, the “local market” of Guatemala City includes San Salvador, but not other important cities like San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa (which take 12-14 hours to reach), Managua (18 hours) and San Jose (26 hours).
The Guatemalan Exporters Association is a private non-profit entity, established in 1982; that represents, promotes and develops non traditional exports of Guatemalan companies.
Operates in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala
Phone: (502) 2422-3400
ATS El Salvador is a Customs Agency with 26 years of providing services for imports, exports, transits, consultancies and international transport.
Operates in El Salvador
Phone: (503) 2235 6522 - (503) 2235 6524
As part of the Agritrade Platform, Guatemala will participate for the 27th time in PMA Fresh Summit, the most important international trade show and convention of fruits and vegetables in the United States, which will take place at Anaheim Convention Center, California from October 17th to 19th.
International Freight Forwarder
Consolidation of land freight from Mexico to Central America
Special cargo handling (hazardous and oversized)
Operates in Costa Rica
Phone: (506) 2293 4300