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March 22, 2023

Council of Ministers of Economic Integration of Central America establishes US$3 charge for each DUCA-F transmitted through the SIECA platforms

Through Resolution No. 471-2022, the Council of Ministers of Economic Integration (COMIECO), have established that as of 1 April 2023, the Secretary of Economic Integration of Central America (SIECA) will receive US$3.00 for the service they provide in electronically transmitting through SIECA's electronic platforms each Central American Single Declaration (DUCA-F) used for the trade of goods originating in the Central American region.

The annex to the Resolution establishes guidelines for the administration, rendering of accounts and control of the financial resources received by SIECA for the maintenance of the platform.

The Resolution will apply to the COMIECO Member States (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama).


For additional information with respect to this Alert, please contact the following:

Ernst & Young, S.A., San José, Costa Rica

Ernst & Young LLP (United States), Latin American Business Center, New York

Ernst & Young LLP (United Kingdom), Latin American Business Center, London

Ernst & Young Tax Co., Latin American Business Center, Japan & Asia Pacific