Logistical Processes in the Region Evaluated

Business representatives analyzed the issues regarding operating logistics and customs in the region.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The workshop "Diagnostics and proposals for the improvement of logistical processes and customs in the Central American region and Panama" dealt with themes regarding the current problems of the region, the role that different agents play, how insecurity affects truckers, and infrastructure improvement on highways, among others.

Tatiana Gutierrez writes in the La Prensa Libre website: "The event allowed 15 invited business representatives to share their concerns in the areas of logistics and customs in the region but, above all, to create a platform to help them improve the exit processes for products."

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Customs Still a Problem

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Instead of being reduced, bureaucracy at the Central American borders is becoming increasingly burdensome, complicating and making intra regional trade more expensive.

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More Efforts for Customs Integration

February 2012

El Salvador and Guatemala have agreed to accelerate the integration process between the customs offices of both countries, once again returning to the negotiation process.

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Status of the Central American Economic Integration

February 2009

SIECA report on status of the process of the Central American Economic Integration

This document contains the status of the Central American economic integration process, basically refers to the legal institutional framework, Central American trade, and incorporation of into international trade.

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