Nicaragua: DUCA Charges Increase

Since January 1, 2020, Nicaraguan authorities have been charging $25 for the electronic processing of the Single Central American Transit Declaration, a cost that exceeds by 233% what was paid until the end of 2019.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Until December 31 last year, the General Directorate of Customs Services (DGA) charged $7.5 for the Single Central American Declaration in Transit (DUCA), but with the new provision of the authorities, the cost increased by $17.5 for 2020.

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Guillermo Jacoby, president of the Association of Producers and Exporters of Nicaragua (APEN), told Laprensa.com.ni that "... the impact is being analyzed, but in fact it is a measure that comes to affect the costs of exports. While it is true that all of Central America has to pay, that does not justify the increase being so strong for Nicaragua. Doubling the cost of DUCA affects our competitiveness."

Dean García, executive director of the Nicaraguan Association of the Textile and Clothing Industry (Anitec), explained that "... the measure will indeed affect us and we have already met to assess the impact. We are making the pertinent evaluations to put forward our points of view, we are consulting with the companies, obviously there are affectations, but we do not know the level."

The official resolution by means of which the increase in the collection of the DUCA was endorsed, also authorizes exclusively the Cooperative of Transport of Load (Cootracar, RL) to print, to process electronically and to charge, for the management.



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Customs: Contingency Plan Finishes

July 2019

After having been extended several times, the contingency plan for DUCA F and DUCA was finalized on July 8, however, there is uncertainty because the platform is not fully operational.

The entry into force of the Central American Single Declaration at the beginning of May generated delays in the import and export processes, so it was decided to activate a contingency plan at the Central American level.

Central America: Customs Difficulties Persist

June 2019

Because the implementation of the Central American Single Declaration continues to generate problems in customs in the region, the contingency plan for DUCA F and DUCA was extended until June 27.

"If you use the Contingency Plan, we suggest that you make sure you arrive at the destination country with the DUCA F and DUCA T duly processed and the supporting documents," reported the Guatemalan Association of Exporters.

Difficulties in Customs Do Not Stop

June 2019

Since there are still difficulties arising from the implementation of the Single Central American Declaration, the Contingency Plan for DUCA F and DUCA T was extended until 17 June.

Central American customs authorities agree to maintain in force the Contingency Plan for DUCA F and DUCA T, until June 17, 2019, at 23:59 hours.

Losses due to Customs bureaucracy

May 2019

With the entry into force of the Single Central American Declaration, businessmen in the region report losses because of the delays generated by the implementation of the new system in the import and export processes.

At the end of March, a report was made that the Council of Economic Ministers (COMIECO) agreed to postpone to May 7, 2019, the entry into force of the Single Central American Declaration (DUCA), which had initially been set for April 1, 2019.

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