Carriers Oppose Charge for Scanners in El Salvador

Regional unions are threatening a general strike in the Salvadoran border to protest at the rate of $18 per inspection at customs offices in that country.

Friday, December 6, 2013

S21.com.gt reports: "The new provision of the General Customs of El Salvador will take effect on 6 January, in light of this, carriers of the remaining five countries in the region have announced a general strike on the Salvadoran border if this legislation goes ahead. "

"The charge announced is related to inspections using a scanner or gamma rays, to visualize the merchandise in unopened containers, which is already done in Mexico, without charge to the carrier," said Julio Juarez, president of National Coordinator of Transport (CNT).

"We are in agreement with the inspections for security reasons, but we object to it being the carriers who have to pay for it as there are about 400 trucks a day crossing the Salvadoran border, which would be about $216,000 per month, which would affect costs and this would be passed on to the cost of goods," said Alfredo Medina, representative of the Consultative Council of the CNT.



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According to the Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration (SIECA), this fee violates conventions and trade agreements in the region. In addition, they believe that the inspections and the time it takes to submit all shipments to the procedures are excessive.

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Freight carriers are opposed to the collection of a fee of $18 per inspection using scanners and are threatening strikes and a change of routes.

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