Nicaragua: Import Sector Calls for Changes to Customs

The importing sector urges for solutions to constant DGA administrative blocks during the import process.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

For the Chamber of Commerce of Nicaragua (CACONIC), the amount of merchandise declared questioned due to its value by the Customs General Department (DGA), is causing serious economic damage.

As an example, he mentioned companies selling certain medical products such as multivitamins, skin creams and shampoos.

Eduardo Fonseca, executive director CACONIC, told reporters, "...the Customs Department are spewing faculties which they do not have by re-evaluating medical products as luxury products (luxury or cosmetics) for the sole purpose of forcing companies to pay taxes."

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