Integrated Border Posts

The Intra-regional trade sector is excited about a project to develop an Integrated Control Center at the border crossing between Panama and Costa Rica.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Panama and Costa Rica have agreed to develop a design for an Integrated Control Center (ICC) in the common border of Paso Canoas.

According to the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Trade (COMEX), both countries aim to harmonize and simplify the procedures required for passage across the border, maintaining control and safeguarding the powers of each country.

It is expected that there will be a proposal for the development of the ICC before the end of the year, for which an analysis on infrastructure, equipment and procedures at the border post will be conducted, reported

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