Customs Procedures Simplified

One of the benefits of the legal reform approved by the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador is the maximum tolerance margin of 5% on parameters of quantity, volume, weight or value of the goods, applying the most favorable to the declarant.

Friday, June 1, 2018

From a statement issued by the Legislature:

May 15, 2018. In order to adapt the customs legislation to the prevailing foreign trade trends to facilitate and expedite procedures, the Legislative Plenum endorsed reforms to the Special Law for Punishing Customs Infractions.

The reforms in question are aimed at correcting some of the difficulties that are experienced in customs, such as the application of the system of customs sanctions, on issues of weights and measures of the products that enter or leave the country, as well as detering offenses with dissuasive and corrective penalties but which allow for voluntary compliance and speed in undertaking procedures. 

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