Salvadoran Borders Still Closed

For the second day various borders remain closed to cargo coming into the country.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Finance Ministry officials are on strike in protest against the headquarters of the entity, demanding compliance with employment benefits.

Immigration authorities said the strike does is not affecting people entering or leaving the country.

In addition, starting today, customs employees at Comalapa International Airport will join in the protest, without affecting the journeys by foreigners or Salvadorans who need to board a plane", reports Laprensagrafica.com



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Salvadoran Customs Strike Continues

June 2012

Officials at the Ministry of Finance and Customs have kept customs offices at a standstill for the third day running.

Business groups are concerned about the extent of the emergency measure which has generated large economic losses for businesses.

Laprensagrafica.com reports, "At the customs border posts of El Poy, El Amatillo, The Chinamas and The Hachadura, staff of the National Civil Police (PNC) was deployed during the morning to streamline administrative processes and prevent transit through them being further affected.

Salvadoran Customs Restarts Operations Gradually

November 2011

After reaching a partial agreement with tax authorities, customs officials have allowed perishable cargo to enter the country.

For the moment all other cargo is being detained at the border.

In the next few hours negotiations will be held is to discuss labor agreements that will allow the full recovery of customs activities.

Panamanian Customs Workers End Strike

June 2009

The strike that began on Wednesday by customs agents was ended yesterday afternoon.

The shut-down of customs affected the entrance and exit of goods and merchandise at all borders and ports in the country, leaving losses in the amount of nearly $100 million.

Prensa.com published: “…the strike was ended after an agreement was signed between the head of the government and the Secretary General of the Customs Workers Trade Union, Edgardo Goytier.”

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