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Less Waiting? Costa Rica and Nicaragua Streamline Customs Operations

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Amplifying roads, installing per-registration and information systems and improved customs proceedings for Nicaragua and Costa Rica are some of the arrangements between authorities being explored to expedite the transit of goods and people between the two borders.

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Original Article Text From La Prensa Nicaragua via Google Translate :

Expanding access roads, install a couple pre-registration and information systems and organization of the customs of Nicaragua and Costa Rica at Penas Blancas are some of the arrangements between authorities of both countries to expedite the transit of goods and people between the two borders.

The private sector has complained that bottlenecks at the border increase the cost of goods, causing losses.

“On the side of Costa Rica as 400 trucks parked there … That means a high cost for transport, trade, industry and the economy of the country, “admitted the minister of Development, Industry and Trade (MIFIC), Orlando Solorzano.

On Tuesday, officials from both countries met in Peñas Blancas to find solution to the problem. As an “emergency” Costa Rica is expanding access roads and infrastructure of Customs. Nicaragua for his part analyzes if necessary supplemented by similar works.

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Not being part of CA-4 Costa Rica designed his own computer system. This prevents you from connecting to the regional system, which hinders and delays the process of moving goods and people.

Solorzano reported to be installed prior registration system controlled via the Internet. From next week will meet the technical groups to establish “necessary coordination to facilitate the transition” in the area, he added.
President of the Superior Council of Private Enterprise (COSEP) Aguerri Adam Joseph is confident that the solution is integral, since you can “have a five-lane road,” but not changing the systems and organization, the rows of vehicles stopped at the border will be maintained.

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