El Salvador to Import Beans Duty Free

Authorization has been given for the importation of 12,000 tons of red beans which will not incur customs duties, no matter what country they come from.

Friday, July 24, 2015

From a statement issued by the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador:

During the plenary session on Thursday urgent and temporary measures were approved with 58 votes, aimed at promoting imports of red beans, in order to ensure affordable prices for the population and adequate supplies the domestic market.

Special and transitional measures for imports of red bean grain for human consumption were approved in light of the weather conditions facing the country which are affecting the national production of beans.

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The Ministry of Agriculture has received a legislative endorsement to import the grain from outside of Central America in case of shortages during the second half of the year.

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Agriculture:

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) asked MPs to issue Special and Transitional Provisions for Imports of Red Beans for Human Consumption, which would guarantee affordable prices for beans for the population, as well as supplying the domestic market, in case that the El Niño phenomenon affects the harvest of this basic grain.

Costa Rica to Import Duty-Free Beans

September 2015

The decree which states that the domestic grain is insufficient to supply the local market, enables industries to import with zero tariffs in quotas which are proportional to local purchases.

Following complaints by agribusinesses about the delay in the declaration of a shortage, the government has finally signed the decree that authorizes the purchase of grain from abroad, tax-free.

Costa Rica: Delay to Decree on Bean Shortage

August 2015

Grain importers are complaining that the study to determine the shortage was made in June and the government has still not signed the decree allowing duty-free imports.

Another problem denounced by the National Chamber of the grain industry is the that the shortage decree which must be signed by the head of the agriculture and economics ministries, will only be effective in November, when normally it "applies until January of the next year ... which reduces the option of choosing providers based on price and quality suitable for the country. "

Nicaragua to Import 20,000 MT of Red Beans

June 2014

The government will control 95% of the 20 tons of red beans that have been authorized for duty-free purchase from any country which is a member of the World Trade Organization.

The remaining 5% will be distributed "... on a first come, first serve basis, until the available volume of each quota runs out," says ministerial agreement 025-2014 as reported by Laprensa.com.ni .

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