Cornelio Deras, director of the Center for Import and Export Procedures (CIEX), noted that the technology they are using allows them to connect to any country with whom they have a free trade agreement or a commercial interest. Also planned is an interconnection with Mexican customs, as soon as readjusted FTA is signed.
"The goal is to make all importing procedures via Internet by 2013.
The creation of CIEX has been supported by the private sector due to the good experience that exporters had with CENTREX.
'When they told us they were going to make a dedicated desk using the same system but for imports, we said we were in complete agreement", said Francisco Bolaños, president of COEXPORT in an article in Laprensagrafica.com
With an investment of $4.2 million, El Salvador will implement a new import system via the Internet in order to streamline the respective paperwork.
The Center for Imports and Exports of El Salvador (CIEX) will make available, from the second half of July, the new system which is expected to match the time of the export process already offered online, which averages 36 seconds per operation.
The platform to digitize and centralize export formalities will not be completely ready before the end of the year.
Since its launch in February 2014, only half of the Foreign Trade Single Counter platform has been running and it only allows processess to be carried out digitally in 5 out of the 44 technical documents for export products.
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