Containers Disappear From Fiscal Warehouses

Alcoholic beverages, technological equipment and chemical products are some of the products most affected by the disappearance of containers which has been denounced by the union of importers in Costa Rica.

Monday, June 20, 2016

The Costa Rican Chamber of Importers has expressed its concern at the "extreme" security measures which have to be taken to ensure that containers with imported goods reach their destination without being stolen in transit. Its director, Katherine Chaves, told that in some cases the containers disappear from the storage zones.

  "...Recently there was a case where a truck appeared in Pococí, bringing about $200 thousand worth of chemicals. In the end the logistics company had to pay for half of the material which was not found. "We are experiencing the same insecurity as in Guatemala and El Salvador. It is alarming and we have a question: How do the offenders know what merchandise is coming in the containers and what it is worth? This is a the kind of structure run by a well developed mafia'."

In this regard, the Director General of Customs, Coghi Brito said   "... Fiscal warehouses are not an area belonging to the state but private spaces operated under a concession.'If these warehouses do not have the right people State property and tax payments are at risk, and goods are jeopardized'."

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