Customs Problems: Contingency Plan Expanded

Until May 20, the validity of the regional contingency plan was extended to customs, which was activated because of the difficulties generated by the use of the Central American Single Declaration.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Since May 7, when the Single Central American Declaration (DUCA) was implemented at the regional level, the situation in customs has been complicated, because of multiple difficulties reported in the import and export processes arising from the implementation of the new system.

See "Contingency Plan for Customs Challenges"

On the matter, the Secretariat of Central American Economic Integration (Sieca) informed that "... still persist problems in the transmission of data reason why, the customs services and the SIECA, consider of vital importance to maintain active the regional contingency plan for the operations that still report inconveniences in the electronic transmission of the DUCA."

The Sieca press release states that "... Considering the above, the validity of the regional contingency plan is extended until 23:59 hours on Monday, May 20, 2019."

Also see "Losses due to Customs bureaucracy"

Delays in customs have generated multiple losses, since Alejandro Ceballos, president of the Costume and Textiles Commission (Vestex) of Guatemala, told Prensalibre.com that "... 800 containers with cargo for about US$100,000 (Q751,000) each were stopped last week. In total the cargo reached US$80 million (Q600.8 million). This cargo of different types of clothing was destined for the United States, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua."

Ceballos added that "... For arrears there are fines of 10% on the contract, in addition to the delay in the use of containers must pay US$400 fine for each. In the end that series of fines becomes losses, and a lot was lost'."

More on this topic

Customs: Contingency Plan Finishes

July 2019

After having been extended several times, the contingency plan for DUCA F and DUCA was finalized on July 8, however, there is uncertainty because the platform is not fully operational.

The entry into force of the Central American Single Declaration at the beginning of May generated delays in the import and export processes, so it was decided to activate a contingency plan at the Central American level.

Central America: Customs Difficulties Persist

June 2019

Because the implementation of the Central American Single Declaration continues to generate problems in customs in the region, the contingency plan for DUCA F and DUCA was extended until June 27.

"If you use the Contingency Plan, we suggest that you make sure you arrive at the destination country with the DUCA F and DUCA T duly processed and the supporting documents," reported the Guatemalan Association of Exporters.

Difficulties in Customs Do Not Stop

June 2019

Since there are still difficulties arising from the implementation of the Single Central American Declaration, the Contingency Plan for DUCA F and DUCA T was extended until 17 June.

Central American customs authorities agree to maintain in force the Contingency Plan for DUCA F and DUCA T, until June 17, 2019, at 23:59 hours.

Contingency Plan for Customs Challenges

May 2019

Because the entry into force of the Central American Single Declaration has generated delays in the import and export processes, a contingency plan will be implemented at all customs offices in the region.

By agreement of the Council of Ministers of Economic Integration (COMIECO), on May 7 the Single Central American Declaration (DUCA) was implemented at the regional level, a situation that has generated many difficulties arising from the implementation of the new system in the import and export processes.

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