In 2015 the import of new cars grew by 25%, led by sales of compact cars, and driven by an increase in purchasing power and greater access to credit on the part of Nicaraguans.
Between January and October 2015, Nicaragua imported 14,765 new motor cars, up from 11,860 in the same period in 2014, which represents growth of 25%, according to the Directorate General of Customs (DGA) of Nicaragua. Meanwhile, low cylinder cars, of between 800 and 3,000 cubic centimeters, were imported the most, increasing by 22.5%.
The government has recognized that it was a mistake charging for the scanner service based on the value of the cargo.
The presidential adviser for economic affairs, Bayardo Arce, believes the head of the Directorate General of Customs (DGA), Eddy Medrano, may have overstepped the mark in approving a contract with the company Alvimer Internacional y Compañía Limitada on the right to collect on the declared value of the goods that pass through the scanner system to be installed in the country's customs offices.
Nicaraguan businessmen will meet with the government to request procedures that avoid the variability of current customs clearance.
The private enterprise aims to put in place mechanisms that eliminate the discretion applied by officials in the process of customs clearance of imports, in meetings with the Government scheduled for today.
In Nicaragua orders below $500 were exempt from customs duties, which was being used by companies to import for commercial purposes.
An article in Laprensa.com.ni reports that the Directorate General of Customs (DGA) decided in March to "suspend the tax exemption applied to orders below $500 because of abuses being committed by some traders, according to the Chamber Trade of Nicaragua (Caconic).
The interconnection will expedite the processing of business transactions between the two countries.
The 541 companies in El Salvador currently exporting goods to Nicaragua will be the first to benefit from the connection of the two offices, which will expedite the process of obtaining permits and other paperwork.
ATS El Salvador is a Customs Agency with 26 years of providing services for imports, exports, transits, consultancies and international transport.
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