Customs Offices in El Salvador: Suspension of $18 Fee

President Funes has asked Congress to suspend for 180 days the fee charged for inspecting goods in transit using scanners.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

From a press release issued by the Presidency of El Salvador:

The President, Mauricio Funes, today appealed to the Legislature, through a project for a proposed temporary decree, to suspend the collection of $18 for non-intrusive inspections in the case of goods going through customs offices which are destined to go out of the country, an issue which has generated a dispute at the borders.

The president, through Finance Minister Carlos Cáceres, introduced a draft Legislative Decree containing the exceptional and transitional provisions applicable to the Customs Simplification Act.



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El Salvador: Funes Maintains Scanner Charge

March 2014

President Mauricio Funes has vetoed the legislative decree suspending the charging of $18 for non-intrusive inspections at customs offices in the country.

From a statement issued by the presidency of El Salvador:

The President, Mauricio Funes vetoed today, after considering it inconvenient, the six-month suspension of the collection of a few for the service of nonintrusive inspection at customs office, which deputies approved by Legislative Decree no. 629.

El Salvador: Congress Reaffirms NO to Scanning Fee

February 2014

Congress has confirmed the exemption from payment of $18 for non intrusive inspections of all goods, including exports and imports.

The suspension of the payment of $18 for the X-ray inspection of the goods will be for six months from its publication in the Official newspaper, providing President Funes endorses it.

El Salvador: President Vetoes Suspension of Scanner Fee

February 2014

Salvadoran exporters and importers will continue to pay the $18 fee per load and only goods passing through will be exempt from the fee.

The authentic interpretation of the decree eliminating a charge of $18 for the non-intrusive inspection services at Salvadoran Customs offices was vetoed by President Mauricio Funes.

Exemption from $18 Customs Fee applies to all Transport

January 2014

The suspension of payment for customs inspections in El Salvador applies to goods in international transit and those with a local destination.

From a press release issued by the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador:

The Legislature has approved an authentic interpretation of Decree 604, approved on January 16, which contains exceptional and transitional provisions applied to the "Customs Simplification Act" to suspended for a period of 180 days, the fee for the provision of non-intrusive inspections, whose office of departure and destination are within or outside the borders of El Salvador.

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