Improved customs traffic sought in El Salvador

The level of customs risk for exporting companies will be evaluated jointly by the private sector and the authorities.

Monday, December 15, 2008

The evaluation will take place in order to speed up the processing of merchandize and to improve global fee trade indicators.

Under the Business Alliance for Secure Trading project, promoted by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of El Salvador (CCIES), the private sector is seeking to minimize the risk that exporters face from customs processes, providing them with a certificate which to date is not approved by the government sector.

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As of November a rate of $18 per non-intrusive inspection will apply to each package passing through customs, even though the scan is performed once per container.

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Authorized Economic Operator

April 2013

The function of the AEO is to contribute to the implementation of safety guidelines of the World Customs Organization in order to have a secure supply chain.

From Wikipedia:

"The AEO certificate, issued by customs authorities in the EU and many other countries using the same or a similar name, is a trusted certificate which Customs offices give to traders who meet certain requirements which demonstrate to the customs offices their reliability regarding customs processes, solvency and safety. It is granted to operators involved in the chain of international trade, whether natural or legal persons, provided that the professional activity of these operators is subject to customs regulations, such as importers, exporters, manufacturers, representatives at customs offices, bearers, carriers , terminal operators, shippers etc.

Strike at Customs Offices in El Salvador

June 2012

Goods vehicles can not pass through customs posts at the Salvadoran border, where Treasury officials are on strike.

Various business groups have expressed concern about the strike, which is causing serious economic losses for businesses.

Regarding this, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in El Salvador states that "We have learned from our partners that the suspension of customs duties has already begun to generate losses of perishable products, delays in delivery times and possible shortages of basic goods, especially vegetables from other countries in the region and those that supply El Salvador. "

El Salvador: $3.2 Million in Losses From Closed Border

June 2009

Closing the border with Honduras to trade for 48 hours translated to a loss of $3.2 million and jeopardizes export activities.

That’s how the president of the Chamber of Commerce, Jorge Daboub put it, and he added that exporters of perishable goods were the most jeopardized, especially fruits and vegetables.

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