Customs Union El Salvador - Honduras

An agreement has been announced to create a system of refunds of the Import Duty Tariff, which is already working to ensure that the procedures in each border post are performed in a single office.

Friday, July 10, 2015

El Salvador has internally made progress on the process of customs integration with Honduras, which aims to establish a single post at the border crossing.

Luz Estrella Rodríguez, vice minister of Economy told that "... 'the process means integrating with delegates from both countries ... to make simultaneous procedures, avoid the repetitive processes that are currently made within the border of El Salvador and then repeated on the border of Honduras'. "

Rodriguez also "... announced that the Central American countries reached an agreement on a mechanism for repayment of the Tariff Import Duty (DAI by its initials in Spanish), a requirement that arose in the negotiations with the European Union (EU) when the Association Agreement (AA) was signed whose trade pillar promised open trade and investment opportunities between the two regions. "

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Northern Triangle: More Negotiations for Customs Union

January 2019

Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras have yet to finalize their Customs Union, since this week a new round of negotiations began in which they will follow up on the project to implement the advance declaration.

Although in December 2018 it was reported that the El Poy integrated border post in Chalatenango, the first to have the necessary infrastructure to operate within the framework of the customs integration of the Northern Triangle, began operating in El Salvador, the unification process is currently under negotiation among the countries.

Northern Triangle: New Progress in Customs Union

November 2018

After several rounds of negotiations, El Salvador formally joined the Customs Union process with Guatemala and Honduras, so it will have to adjust its systems to the community information platform.

Authorities from the countries of the Northern Triangle reported that since November 20th, El Salvador has been fully incorporated legally and administratively into the process of Deep Integration of the Customs Union between Guatemala and Honduras.

Tax Rebate Agreement with EU  

October 2014

The Council of Ministers of Economic Integration of Central America has until November to ratify the tax refund mechanisms governing the import of European goods.

The entire Central American region must have the same system of tax refunds on Import Customs Duties (DAI) from August 1, 2015, as established by the Association Agreement (AA) between Central America and the European Union (EU).

Croatia Could Join European Partnership Agreement

June 2014

At the first meeting of the Council of the European Partnership Agreement - Central America raised the eventual accession of Croatia and topics related to denomination of origin.

From a press release issued by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce in El Salvador:

On June 27, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, held the first meeting of the Association Council, the highest institutional body of the Association Agreement between Central America and the European Union, to oversee the fulfilment of the objectives of the Agreement and its application. This meeting was held between Ministers and senior officials, under the trade part of the Agreement.

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