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Covid-19 General Progress

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With the southern border open, the northern opening remains in the hands of Nicaragua.

Covid-19 Daily Progress

As a result of the talks this weekend between the Costa Rican and Panamanian authorities, in which representatives of the private sector from both countries also participated, and the meeting held this morning by the managers of the border customs and the Panama carriers, the neighboring country opened from 2:00 pm of this Tuesday, the land freight transit that had been interrupted since May 17, 2020.

The decision of Panama to apply the same protocol of entry of carriers to the country that issued Costa Rica through decree 42353 MGP HS, will allow, starting today, the vans that enter and leave both countries for the delivery of goods, then to comply with the controls established at the southern border.

During the binational meeting of the weekend in which the ministers and vice-ministers of Finance and Foreign Trade and the directors and deputy general directors of Customs, from both countries participated; Together with representatives of the Chambers of Fiscal Warehouses (CAMALFI), National Cargo Carriers (CANATRAC) and Unitary Carriers (CCTU), the scope of the aforementioned Costa Rican executive decree was discussed, after which it was agreed to apply reciprocal measures, with the objectives of protecting the health of the population, preventing the further spread of the virus in both countries and in the region, as well as facilitating intra-regional trade.

“We thank the Panamanian authorities for their openness to dialogue and the application of protection measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Also to the private sector that is supporting us in this process and to all the institutions that likewise accompany each conversation process. Thanks to all this effort, from this afternoon, carriers from both countries will be able to enter with their loads. In the case of Costa Rica, at all times, the transportation units are monitored via GPS, with the support of the National Chamber of Cargo Transportation (CANATRAC), Public Safety and the National Emergency Commission, ”reported Jorge Rodríguez Vives , Minister of Finance ai

Referring to the capacity of the fiscal warehouses that will receive cargo loads, the General Director of Customs, Gerardo Bolaños, assured that until now there is sufficient space in the customs warehouses and that the number will increase as they receive the respective authorization. of the Ministry of Health.

Regarding the opening hours at customs in both countries, Bolaños reported that there is an agreement to attend 12 hours a day, from 6:00 a.m. at 6:00 p.m., Costa Rican time, and that if necessary both customs could modify this schedule. Also, by mutual agreement, in order to lighten the attention of the carriers, an administration of revenue by tracts will be carried out in both customs.During the binational meeting of the weekend in which the ministers and vice-ministers of Finance and Foreign Trade and the directors and deputy general directors of Customs, from both countries participated; Together with representatives of the Chambers of Fiscal Warehouses (CAMALFI), National Cargo Carriers (CANATRAC) and Unitary Carriers (CCTU), the scope of the aforementioned Costa Rican executive decree was discussed, after which it was agreed to apply reciprocal measures, with the objectives of protecting the health of the population, preventing the further spread of the virus in both countries and in the region, as well as facilitating intra-regional trade.

“We thank the Panamanian authorities for their openness to dialogue and the application of protection measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Also to the private sector that is supporting us in this process and to all the institutions that likewise accompany each conversation process. Thanks to all this effort, from this afternoon, carriers from both countries will be able to enter with their loads. In the case of Costa Rica, at all times, the transportation units are monitored via GPS, with the support of the National Chamber of Cargo Transportation (CANATRAC), Public Safety and the National Emergency Commission, ”reported Jorge Rodríguez Vives , Minister of Finance ai

Referring to the capacity of the fiscal warehouses that will receive cargo loads, the General Director of Customs, Gerardo Bolaños, assured that until now there is sufficient space in the customs warehouses and that the number will increase as they receive the respective authorization. of the Ministry of Health.

Regarding the opening hours at customs in both countries, Bolaños reported that there is an agreement to attend 12 hours a day, from 6:00 a.m. at 6:00 p.m., Costa Rican time, and that if necessary both customs could modify this schedule. Also, by mutual agreement, in order to lighten the attention of the carriers, an administration of revenue by tracts will be carried out in both customs.

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