Customs Union Guatemala - Honduras Now Bearing Fruit

Honduran freight carriers have reported a 15% increase in trade between the two countries in the last two months.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

In addition to a significant reduction in the delivery times for merchandise, entrepreneurs who market products between Honduras and Guatemala also report an increase in the volume sold.

Benjamín Castro, president of the Honduran Chamber of Freight, explained to Laprensa.hn that "..."From Guatemala, there is a greater flow of inputs of edible products: vegetables and fruits, and from Honduras they are sending more gypsum boards and finished textile products, among other things."

"... Carriers have also had a positive impact in reducing delivery times and costs. Since the entry into force (of the Customs Union) the containers carrying goods and products included in the agreement ... take less than a day to complete customs procedures, which represents a contrast with the amount of time that they had to wait beforehand, when it took between 5 and 15 days."


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