Honduras: Customs Procedures Improved

Changes implemented at customs posts have led to a reduction in the average time it takes to release containers, and tax collections in the first half of the year have increased by almost 30%.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Adjustments made to the processes by the Presidential Commission for Comprehensive Reform of the Customs and Trade Operators System (Coprisao) have reduced the time it takes for a container to be released to less than two days, well below the 12 to 20 days that the process took before the changes.

"In Puerto Cortés, the most important customs office in the country, the release time has been significantly reduced: in yellow channel the average is 5.91 days, in red channel 2.83, and in Green channel, 2.65 In all, the average of the three channels is 3.8 days. "

"... Between January and June 2017, more than 170 thousand declarations were received from all the channels, of which 62% went out in the green channel, where the clearance time is 1.43 days on average."



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