Guatemala: Procedures For Exporters Streamlined

The Single Counter for Exporters has announced the launch of a new service for traceability of export documents.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

From a statement by AGEXPORT:

Focussing on providing a better service to Guatemalan exporters using quality and innovative tools, the Single Window for Exporters, VUPE, offers the tool: "Consultation of Traceability Export Documents and the Tax No. requirements on SEADEX WEB .

This new service will give businesses the opportunity to see how documents are interrelated forming an export file, with the advantage that this file will be stored on the web and available to them at any time.

Among the benefits of using this tool are:
• Traceability of export documents
• Registry on the cloud: documents uploaded to the system are stored on the web.
• Safety and Availability: if a physical export document is lost, with this tool, it is always possible to have it at your fingertips.
• Information sharing: SAT staff, agents and others involved in exports can view the files uploaded to the system if the company so desires.

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The controversy which arose in Guatemala over the proposed creation of the Agile Import Window (VAI by its initials in Spanish) is as old as the world.

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