Although this is a preliminary figure, the Ministry of Finance estimates an increase of 3% in reference to the 2013 amount which was $4.505 billion.
"We are still in pre-development phase. The budget will be very similar to this year and may have an increase, and that is a preliminary figure of 3% ", said the deputy finance minister, Roberto de Jesús Solórzano.
The Federation of Chambers and Industry Associations of Central America and the Dominican Republic are demanding that governments provide efficient management and eliminate obstacles to the movement of goods.
At the last meeting held in Panama the Chambers of Industry urged their governments to have greater efficiency in customs procedures for trade in goods in Latin America.