One Stop Shop for Certificates of Origin

The Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promoter (Procomer) will centralize the process of control of origin and certifications for all FTAs.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The new rules apply to free trade agreements signed with China, Caricom, the partial one with Venezuela, and the European Union, said Luis Obando from the Chamber of Industries.

"Of these four treaties, three have already defined Procomer as the certifying agency, in the case of Caricom the Ministry of Foreign Commerce (Comex) has been designated the role. For all of them, the certification body will now be the ‘Unidad de Origen en la Ventanilla Única de Comercio Exterior‘.(Dedicated Desk for International Trade)

Another change is that the office not will not only certify documents, but must also confirm that the production process conforms effectively with the origin.", reported El Financiero on its website.



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Costa Rica Centralizes Foreign Trade Procedures

February 2014

An announcement has been made of a beta version of a digital platform for paperwork and export permits which is integrated with related institutions.

From a press release by the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica :

This morning (yesterday) PROCOMER launched the beta version of Single Window for Foreign Trade (VUCE) 2.0 a project that will revolutionize the export sector and domestic importer, offering an interoperable platform ( with approvals in minutes) between the 16 state institutions state that are involved in foreign trade procedures.

One Stop Shop for Foreign Trade in Honduras

August 2013

A single processing desk will be opened for foreign trade in order to speed up control formalities for land carriers.

From a press release issued by the Executive Directorate of Revenue (DEI):

The Executive Directorate of Revenue (DEI), with the support of the Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic of Honduras and the technical support of International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank (WB), will start running a Single Foreign Trade Desk (known as VUCEH by its initials in Spanish), to streamline controls for land carriers, reducing costs and contributing to trade facilitation.

III Meeting of InterAmerican Single Foreign Trade Windows

May 2013

On 20 and 21 May, representatives from more than 20 countries in America will discuss in El Salvador the features of this tool and its influence on foreign trade.

From a press release issued by the Ministry of Economy in El Salvador:

El Salvador has been selected as the site to host the Third Meeting of Single Foreign Trade Windows, an event that is sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank and will be attended by representatives from 27 countries of Latin.

El Salvador: Simplifying Foreign Trade

September 2010

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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