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Customs: The Weak Link in Costa Rican Logistics

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Costa Rica’s poor customs processes has caused the country to fall to the bottom of the list of logistics rankings worldwide.

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Customs are the Greatest Obstacle to the Country’s Trade Logistics

The efficiency of the office of the border control agencies, including customs, are the main weakness of the country’s international logistics.On Thursday, the World Bank released its index of Logistics Performance (LPI) 2012, which reveals that the logistics of Costa Rica deteriorated over the last measurement in 2010.

The measurement takes into account six areas to which gives them a score from 0 to 5, with 5 being the best. Based on a general note that calculates and lists the countries in a ranking.Of 155 economies, Costa Rica is ranked 82 with 2.75 points. In 2010 the score was 2.91. For the category of customs clearance, the lowest-reached 2.47 points.

The transport infrastructure in 2007 and in 2010 was the most critical area, showed a slight improvement going from 2.56 to 2.60. In terms of quality transport operators and customs agents, deteriorated, going from 2.80 to 2.53 points. The shipment tracking and timely deliveries also decreased in performance.

The competitive pricing is the only category that showed improvement, actually reaching the highest score since 2007 (2.85).Worldwide, progress in trade logistics performance declined in the past two years amid the recession. Singapore is ranked number one.

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