Nicaragua: Another Customs Office on Rio San Juan

A new customs office to be inaugurated in March 2014 will save commercial cargo 140 miles of travel to Puerto Limon in Costa Rica.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The president of the Superior Council of Private Enterprise (Cosep), Joseph Adam Aguerri has asked for "strengthening and securing of the new border crossing" in order to promote trade.

According to Aguerri, the opening of the office called Santa Pancha, "will have a good very positive impact on our commercial loads, on the cargo passing through Nicaragua to Puerto Limón".

Bureaucratic problems in the Peñas Blancas border post in the south of the country, will be addressed with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to search mechanisms to decongest the border crossing, the official said.

Aguerri added that the idea in San Juan is to open an office for review before reaching the border of Peñas Blancas.

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Costa Rica: $100 Million Approved for Border Crossings

May 2017

Finally, the Legislative Assembly has approved the IDB loan to improve infrastructure at the border posts of Peñas Blancas, Paso Canoas, Las Tablillas and Sixaola.

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Trade:

  • IDB approves $100 million loan to improve border infrastructure.
  • Project will benefit border posts in Peñas Blancas, Paso Canoas, Las Tablillas and Sixaola.                    

Investment in Nicaraguan Customs Offices Announced

July 2016

With $80 million from the IDB and the European Union modernization works will be undertaken at five land border crossings.

According to Jose Adan Aguerri, president of the Superior Council of Private Enterprise (COSEP), "... 'First there was an IDB contribution of approximately US $60 million and we have managed to negotiate, according to what was reported at the Roatan summit, a week ago, the EU providing another US $20 million'. "

Plan to Streamline Regional Trade

April 2016

It has been announced that using funds from the Inter-American Development Bank a tender will be launched for a plan to improve and streamline cross-border trade in the region.

The goal is to design and implement a system to improve and expedite the transit of goods between the Central American countries which currently face several obstacles affecting competitiveness, such as customs delays and duplication of procedures.

Nicaragua: $55 million for Work on Customs Offices

August 2015

Approved resources from an international loan will be allocated to infrastructure improvements at the customs offices of Peñas Blancas, San Pancho and Guasaule.

One of the purposes of the improvements to be undertaken at the customs offices is to reduce the time it takes to process control of goods in transit, something that Nicaraguan businessmen and the region have complained about repeatedly.

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