Initiative to Improve Customs Procedures

In El Salvador a proposal has been made to create "pre-check" posts where goods are verified and permissions granted, so that when they arrive at customs most of the process has already been done.

Friday, November 20, 2015

The idea of ​​the General Customs Directorate (DGA) comes after a host of criticisms from the export sector, which for years has complained about the slow pace in completing formalities at customs posts.

"... The head of the department, Carlos Cativo, said "... the proposal is to create more so called 'pre-check' facilities so that when you arrive at the office everything has been paid, the permits are ready and any paperwork has already been dealt with." reports that "... According to Cativo, these posts are already operating in 17 zones and are available to 171 users. Together, these zones generate 33% of exports. Therefore, the DGA believes it can use at least four bonded warehouses as places where paperwork is done in advance. The timeframes can be reduced by up to 15 minutes if the person arrives with their papers already processed. "

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