El Salvador and the Never Ending Problems with Customs

Complaints have been made about an increase in the number of companies whose goods are subject to physical inspection, which is causing delays of several days when clearing customs.

Friday, March 31, 2017

From a statement issued by the Intergremial Commission for Trade Facilitation (CIFACIL) of El Salvador

In the absence of a commitment from the Directorate General of Customs (DGA), under the new administration which took office on November 1, 2016, for the implementation of measures to simplify and streamline the operations of foreign trade, and in the absence of a permanent communication with the productive sector, represented by business associations formed to promote public-private work.

The Intergremial Commission for Trade Facilitation (CIFACIL), which represents industrial, agricultural, agro-industrial, textile and clothing companies, trade, services and investment, exporters, importers and distributors; insists that immediate solutions be adopted to implement efficient customs procedures, without affecting controls and tax collection. 

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