New Customs Post Guatemala - Mexico

Authorities from both countries are fine-tuning the final details to begin construction and habilitation of the Engineers Borderland Port in Quiche, Guatemala, which will connect with Nuevo Orizaba, Chiapas, in Mexico.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Guatemalan authorities reported that the process of the Foreign Affairs Ministries is to determine where the entry and exit points of the customs will be, since on the Mexican side modifications would have to be made to match the land.

Werner Florencio Ovalle, interim superintendent of the Superintendence of Tax Administration, explained to that "... the land is already available, but there is no infrastructure construction and the objective is that Ingenieros Port will be a peripheral customs office within the customs union with El Salvador and Honduras, in other words, the goods can be brought in and transferred to those territories with just one procedure or dispatch at that customs office."

Ovalle added that "... We have the approval of the Board of Directors to receive the land, the donor is ready to hand it over, but we depend a lot on the Chancelleries of both countries to agree on the points of entry and exit from customs."

The official clarified that for the moment there is no regulation of trade or passage of goods through the area, but with the authorization of the new customs, new market niches will be created for businessmen in the region.

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