North Triangle: FYDUCA is Delayed

Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras agreed that May 4, 2020 is the new date for the use of the Central American Single Invoice and Declaration.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

From the Agexport statement:

September 30, 2019. The Ministry of Economy through the Vice-Ministry of Integration and Foreign Trade announced on September 27, 2019 that in a meeting with the Ministerial Instance of the Customs Union of the Republics of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras it was agreed as follows:

The deadline has been extended until May 4, 2020 for the implementation of the Central American Single Invoice and Declaration for transfers and acquisitions of goods not exempted from free circulation, according to resolutions.

*This according to the Resolutions of the Ministerial Instance-UA No. 42-2018 and No. 59-2019, which establish the Procedure to protect with the FYDUCA for companies that are incorporated to the regimes:

*In Honduras according to Decree No. 37-84 of December 20, 1984 and its reforms.
* In Guatemala: according to Decree No. 29-89 of May 23, 1989 and its reforms.
* As well as the obligatory nature of the electronic transmission of the declaration of goods in advance.

*Any consultation can be contacted to the VUPE Exporter Service area from 8:00 to 17:00 hours, to the PBX 2422-3535 or to the e-mails: or to the PBX of AGEXPORT: 2422-3400. During non-business hours, the IT/VUPE Technical Support number is available: 5482-2903.

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