Traffic on Guatemala-Mexico Border Returns to Normal

In the customs offices of Tecun Uman working hours have been extended both on the Guatemalan and Mexican side in order to allow passage of trucks which until now had been left stranded.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Superintendent of Tax Administration is also operating an extraordinary timetable, a measure which could be extended for a few days, depending on what is decided at the end of the weekend.

Hector Fajardo, director of the Central American Federation of Transportation (Fecatrans), told Prensalibre.com that "customs staff are working in extraordinary times, until two in the morning."

Jorge Briz, president of the Chamber of Commerce of Guatemala, "agreed that operations are still regularizing and it is clear that hundreds of containers have started to circulate."



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