Costa Rican Transporters Stop Activities in Paso Canoas

Protesting against vehicle revision upon entrance to Panama, cargo transporters will stop their activities starting Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Juan Carlos Segura, spokesperson for the transporters, presented a letter to the Customs Authority at Paso Canoas, describing the measures they will take. quotes Segura: "... land transporters in Central America, and users of the customs system of the region, oppose the payment of Panamanian "bonds", as customs are forced to have the necessary physical space for revision of cargo vehicles, in compliance with the Guatemala protocol".

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Regional Freight Strike

July 2013

The Central Council of Transport has announced a three-day strike in protest against El Salvador levying a tax on freight carriers of between $35 and $250. reports that "the measure will affect all regional trade, because the rest of the international freight carriers from the isthmus will join the strike 'in solidarity' in order to send a message to other governments who have created new taxes on trade merchandise ... ".

Border Strike Now Five Days Old

March 2013

Costa Rican Carriers have blocked cargo vehicles from crossing the Costa Rica - Panama border at Paso Canoas, in protest against control procedures by Panamanian officials.

The blockade has lasted five days and involves about a thousand trucks detained on both sides of the border.

Possible Freight Strike

November 2011

The enactment of the Rules for International Land Transit in Central America is being opposed by carriers because of the fines included in the regulation.

Customs authorities in El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama are discussing the implementation of the regulation, which includes the application of fines to carriers.

Transport Strike Continues in Paso Canoas

June 2010

Carriers have been on strike for five days now at the Paso Canoas border between Costa Rica and Panama; they reject an increase in fumigation fees.

On June 15, the Panamanian delegation of the OIRSA, a regional health authority, increased from $5 to $11 the fee charged to trucks when fumigating cargo trucks.

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