Cargo Transport: Nicaragua Relaxes Measures

From three to five days, the time that Costa Rican carriers have available to stay in Nicaraguan territory, to unload goods or for regional transit, was increased.

Friday, June 5, 2020

The measures imposed on heavy transport in the region have gradually been relaxed. The difficulties began when Costa Rica, arguing that it was trying to mitigate the outbreak of covid-19, unilaterally decided that as of 18 May only carriers carrying out direct border-to-border transit would enter Costa Rican territory, whose units would have to be subject to police surveillance. 

The scenario worsened after the Nicaraguan government ordered weeks ago the closure of the Penas Blancas border post. This was in response to Costa Rica's restrictions.

To overcome the difficulties of goods transit through the region, an agreement was reached and the borders were reopened. Initially, Nicaraguan authorities decided to give Costa Rican carriers 72 hours to make their arrangements in the country, but now extended the time limit to five days.

Laprensa.com.ni reviewed that "... The Ministry of Development, Industry and Commerce ordered to increase from three to five the time that Costa Rican carriers have to stay in Nicaraguan territory either to unload goods or to circulate by regional transit. This is a reciprocal measure that the Government of Costa Rica is applying to regional international land transport."

The article adds that "... At first the Government of Daniel Ortega had established a deadline of 72 hours but this Wednesday in an adjustment to the Inter-Institutional Agreement of reciprocal measures in view of the restrictions to intraregional transport established by Costa Rica, ordered to make several amendments to the initial agreement."

Do you need more information about your business sector?

Request more information:








this site is protected by reCAPTCHA and Google's privacy policy and terms of service.
Need assistance? Contact us
(506) 4001-6423


More on this topic

Regional Trade: Panama Applies Reciprocal Measures

May 2020

After Costa Rica imposed several restrictions on the movement of cargo entering its territory, the Panamanian government limited the permit for Costa Rican carriers to remain in the country to 72 hours.

The transit of goods in the region is becoming more complicated every day, since it is argued that the propagation of the covid-19 is being mitigated.

Cargo Transport: Honduras Replies to Costa Rica

May 2020

After the Costa Rican government decided to impose several restrictions on heavy transport units entering its territory, the Honduran government decided to grant Costa Rican pilots only 72 hours in the country.

The difficulties affecting intraregional land trade are increasing, since arguing that it is trying to mitigate the spread of covid-19, the Costa Rican presidency decided that as of May 18 only transporters who make direct transit from border to border would enter Costa Rican territory, whose units must be subject to police surveillance.

Cargo Transport: Requirements to Enter Costa Rica

May 2020

The monitoring of trucks by GPS to supervise the scheduled routes and the time of the carrier in the country, is the proposal of the Costa Rican authorities so that the cargo transport units of Central America can enter their territory.

The Costa Rican presidency decided that from May 18, only transporters that make direct transit from border to border would enter Costa Rican territory, whose units would be subject to police surveillance. In response to this announcement, Central American business and transport associations have spoken out against it and called for the restrictions to be lifted.

Cargo Transport: Costa Rica Tightens Restrictions

May 2020

In order to mitigate the spread of the covid-19, the government decided that as of May 18, only transporters that make direct transit from border to border will enter Costa Rican territory, whose units must be subject to police surveillance.

On 15 May, President Carlos Alvarado issued two decrees aimed at keeping the number of foreign transporters in the country as low as possible, reported the Costa Rican presidency.

 close (x)

Receive more news about International Commerce

Suscribe FOR FREE to CentralAmericaDATA EXPRESS.
The most important news of Central America, every day.

Type in your e-mail address:

* Al suscribirse, estará aceptando los terminos y condiciones


Heavy Equipment: Reps Wanted

Recognized Brazilian company of backhoe loaders, telescopic, articulated and other types of cranes looking for companies interested in representing the brand and distributing their machinery in Central America and Mexico.
The company manufactures and sells telescopic,...

Stock Indexes

(Apr 6)
Dow Jones
-5.60%
S&P 500
-5.10%
Nasdaq
-5.64%

Commodities

(Oct 30)
Brent Crude Oil
38.320
Coffee "C"
106.85
Gold
1,879
Silver
23.715