Single Window for Foreign Trade in Guatemala

The National Competitiveness Program (Pronacom), proposes the creation of a single window to handle all the procedures required to import or export goods or services.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Richard Pennington, director of PRONACOM, said the single window will unify many procedures related to exports and imports, effectively streamlining trade.

Along with the unification of procedures for trade, measures will be implemented to expedite the paperwork required to open new companies.



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The Single Counter for Exporters has announced the launch of a new service for traceability of export documents.

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One Stop Shop for Exports in Panama

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The new system aims to keep information both about Customs and its related institutions, facilitating the export process.

From a press release by the Ministry of Commerce and Industries of Panama:

Panama joins the "RED INTERAMERICANA DE INTEGRACIÓN DE VENTANILLAS ÚNICAS" (INTERAMERICAN NETWORK OF INTEGRATION OF SINGLE SERVICE WINDOWS", whose aims is to review the most appropriate mechanisms for the integration of processes and information requirements and encourage all member countries to exchange information on goods movement without paperwork or using only minimal amounts of paper.

El Salvador: Simplifying Foreign Trade

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The Central Reserve Bank will be responsible for the paperwork.

The Center for International Trade Procedures (Centrac) was created to streamline export and import procedures .

According to Deputy Minister of Economy, Mario Roger Hernandez, in an interview by Elmundo.com.sv: "This is the first step to create a single foreign trade office.

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