Customs Offices Should be Open 24/7 for Cargo

In order to expedite intraregional trade it is necessary for customs offices dealing with cargo freight, to be open all hours, just as immigration customs offices are.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

A study commissioned by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce of Central America (Fecamco) concluded that there are 87 barriers to trade in the region, one of the major ones being operations of the systems at customs offices at borders, followed by bureaucratic requirements and lack of adequate infrastructure.

Raul Delvalle, Fecamco's president, said in the article on that "...Immigration Customs do not close at any time of day, however the customs offices for transported goods do. "

"Delvalle said Fecamco is working on resolving these obstacles with the Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration (SIEC), an organization run by the Panamanian Carmen Gisela Vergara, to create an observatory at the Chamber of Commerce of Panama where all the information is received to make decisions about these issues."

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