Honduras Considers Private Customs Administration

The Honduran Tax Revenue Service (DEI in Spanish) is evaluating ways to improve its customs services and handling it to private operators.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Honduran Customs Revenue Director, Miguel Mejía, indicated that the DEI will carry out appropriate research into the experiences other countries have had with granting concessions.

He explained to Proceso Digital that, "there are South American countries that have transferred customs services to the private sector".

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