Single Declaration Form for Central American Customs

Preparations are being made for a single form that will streamline customs trade ahead of the entry into force of the Association Agreement between Central America and the European Union.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

According to the president of the Superior Council of Private Enterprise (Cosep), Joseph Adam Aguerri, already working on this issue are the Central American Integration System (SICA), and the Secretariat of Central American Economic Integration (SIEC). They are working "on a unified customs document that aims to concentrate all imports and exports," added Aguerri.

He explained that this includes the development of monitoring of trade facilitation in conjunction with the Federation of Chambers of Commerce of Central America, to include all the factors that affect different business sectors and "reveal at the macro and micro level the barriers that are occurring. "



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$14 million for Central American Customs Union

September 2013

In the next six years, the EU will invest in regional customs strengthening which it considers essential for harnessing the benefits of the AA.

Laprensa.com.ni reports: "With the support of the Central American Economic Integration Secretariat the EU will start a Support Programme for Central American Economic Integration and Implementation of the AA".

Sugar Quotas are Responsibility of Central America

September 2013

The European Union will not mediate in the distribution between the Central American countries of the sugar quota of 60,000 tonnes allocated to the region.

"The European Union will only check the total regional quota has been reached and will not intervene in how it is distributed among the five Central American countries.

Europe Does Not Require Customs Interconnection

July 2011

The Association Agreement between the region and the EU will start without having completed the process of a customs union, and without having created a common tariff.

This is what officials declared at the European Union Trade Commission, "there are marked differences between the Central American nations that can not be dissolved by sheer force, because they have come about by historic events."

Nicaragua: Entrepreneurs Want to Resume Negotiations with EU

April 2009

COSEP asked the government of Nicaragua to return to the talks for the association agreement with Europe, which they asked to be more flexible in negotiations.

The chairman of the Higher Council of Private Enterprise (COSEP), José Adán Aguirre, said that Nicaragua should be in the negotiations, that is why he urged the government to participate in the meeting to be held in Brussels next April 23 and 24.

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