Customs of Costa Rica: More Controls on Invoicing

The Ministry of Finance has announced improvements made to online consultations on the value of the declared goods which aims to reduce underreporting by 20%.

Friday, August 22, 2014

From a press release issued by the Ministry of Finance of Costa Rica:

In order to establish better controls for imported goods, the Customs Service, at Ministry of Finance has intensified and integrated software tools which will allow for a more efficient and effective application of the control instruments on the declarations on the entry and exit of goods.

These improvements will provide, among other benefits, an extension of controls over invoicing and will be made up of two main components: i) Enabling instruments for control of values and improvements to information applications in order to take better advantage of control tools. The latter will be accompanied by intense staff training processes to ensure efficient application of these new tools. ii). Use of information from the TICA computer system for customs controls.

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