DHL Enables Duty Free Zone in Honduras

Expanding its investment in Honduras the logistics company has opened the first Duty Free Express Zone.

Friday, July 1, 2011

The office, which operates in the Tegucigalpa airport, was made possible through a partnership with the Executive Directorate of Revenue (DEI) and the company Swissport.

"Inside the Duty Free Express Zone, unique in Honduras, working as a team ... immediate access to the DHL aircraft is allowed, helping us to clear the product in record time.

The ... procedure that prevails in the Duty Free Express Zone, located in the primary area at Toncontin International Airport, allows DHL customers to continue to provide prompt and high quality service to the public ...", noted an article in Latribuna.hn.

http://www.latribuna.hn/2011/06/30/dhl-express-habilita-primer-recinto-fiscal-de-honduras/

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The closure of duty-free stores in land based customs, hotels and shopping centers is thought to be the reason for the rise.

In February 2010, the Honduran Tax Revenue Service board of directors suspended the contracts of tax-free shopping stores after receiving complaints that these businesses were often linked with the illegal trade in cigarettes and alcoholic beverages.

Swissport obtains licence for Costa Rica

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Swissport along with its local partner Inter Airport Services (IAS), will start ground handling services at Juan Santa Maria International Airport (SJO) and Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR).

The venture will commence effective 1 November 2009. With this licence Swissport and IAS will be able to offer ramp and passenger services including Executive Aviation, Fueling and Aircraft Maintenance with a later possibilities of also expanding into the cargo handling sector, which for the time being, will continue to be managed independently by IAS’s parent company Interexpresso, an established cargo handler in Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

DHL Invests $30 Million in Panama

July 2009

The project for expanding the company's warehouses in Colón Free Port, started in 2008, would be ready for 2010.

120 thousand square meters of warehouse will be the main product of DHL Express expansion project in the Colón Free Port. This way, DHL consolidates its distribution center, where 15% of all cargo movement in the Colón Free Port goes through.

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