Tests Run on New Customs System in El Salvador

The Customs authorities have started to implement a pilot plan to test the new computer system in the port of Acajutla.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

In response to repeated complaints about the slowness with which the current system works, the aim of the test is to ensure that the new system works properly, especially in terms of streamlining processes such as receipt of documents, reviews and dispatch of goods. 

See: "El Salvador and the Never Ending Problems with Customs"

Abilio Vadillo, deputy director of Customs, told Laprensagrafica.com that " ... a diagnosis has already been made and the pilot test involved the shipping companies and customs agents, among other actors in the logistics chain."

Carmen Aída de Meardi, executive president of the Inter-Trade Commission for Trade Facilitation said that "... one of the projects on which the DGA should focus in 2018 is strengthening the computer system and having a documentary repository so that all the procedures of the DGA and the rest of the institutions involved in foreign trade are done online, as well as the different payments'."

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