Customs continues plan to join Customs Union

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The Vice Minister of Revenue, Alejandro Rivera, along with officials of the General Customs Directorate, led by its director Armando Flores, of the Ministry of Finance, continued their field visits in the different customs precincts of the country, as part of the process of joining the Customs Union with Guatemala and Honduras. This day crossing the border of La Hachadura, on El Salvador’s side, and the border Pedro de Alvarado, on Guatemala’s side.

During the visit, Customs technicians made a presentation on El Salvador’s proposal to join the Customs Union process, taking into consideration the infrastructure conditions of the facilities at both border crossing points, the flow of operations in their different schedules and monthly periods and the type of operations carried out.

The proposal made by El Salvador considers forming a single integrated post in both customs precincts, to meet the high demand for trade in a coordinated manner.

The aim is for the countries of the so-called Northern Triangle to have an appropriate framework for improving the business climate and attracting investment.

In addition, during the meeting, they presented some progress that El Salvador has made in trade facilitation, security and processes, which are expected to be incorporated into this Customs Union scheme.

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