Customs Union: Mandatory Use of Fyduca Postponed

The use of the Central American single invoice and declaration form will be mandatory from March 1, 2018 and not from January 1, as originally planned.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Authorities in Guatemala and Honduras have decided to postpone the mandatory use of the Central American single invoice and declaration (Fyduca) form, due to, among other things, ignorance about the use of the system on the part of some companies.

"... Javier Zepeda, executive director of the Chamber of Industry of Guatemala confirmed the postponement and indicated that some of the factors that influenced the decision were the lack of knowledge of the new data transmission system, which could hinder trade operations between both countries."

Prensalibre.com reports that "...Werner Florencio Ovalle, Superintendent of Customs at the Superintendency of Tax Administration (SAT), confirmed the little use of the system administered by the Secretariat of Central American Economic Integration (Sieca)."

On December 31st, the six-month deadline granted by the authorities so that companies could to get to know Fyduca comes to an end.

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