El Salvador: Will Customs Procedures be Expedited Now?

The business sector has applauded the approval of a reform to the Customs Simplification Law, which is expected to achieve the much needed speed in foreign trade procedures.

Monday, April 17, 2017

From a statement issued by the Inter-Trade Commission for Trade Facilitation (CIFACIL):

April 17, 2017. The Inter-Trade Commission for Trade Facilitation (CIFACIL), wishes to express its satisfaction with the approval of the reforms to the Customs Simplification Law. The Legislative Assembly approved this initiative with 43 votes from the parties GANA, ARENA, PCN and PDC, which represents a great step forward to improving and facilitating foreign trade which has been severely affected in recent years.  

CIFACIL, which represents business associations in the productive sectors, shares the spirit behind this reform, which seeks mainly to implement measures to streamline and simplify foreign trade operations in customs, that is to say, expedited procedures. 

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