Advances in Customs Union Honduras - Guatemala

During the first phase of implementation, scheduled for next July, the three border control posts to be activated will be El Florido, Agua Caliente-Corinto and Entre Ríos.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Economy in Guatemala:

Guatemala, May 19, 2017. Guatemalan and Honduran technicians decided that during the first phase of implementation, starting next July, the first three border control posts where the Customs Union Model between Guatemala and Honduras will operate, will be El Florido, Agua Caliente-Corinto and Entre Rivers. Other advances reported during the round were that harmonization was achieved of sanitary and phytosanitary requirements, and the pre-check process was defined for cargo transportation drivers.

According to reports, infrastructure designs, signage and traffic flows for the 3 integrated control posts have been done, and they have already started with minor infrastructure works in Corinto, while Entre Ríos will be converted into a Model Border Post.

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