Costa Rica | Customs and Free Zone Updates

24 May, 2024 | Noticias-en

The Ministry of Foreign Trade, through decree No. 44447-COMEX-H, issued reforms to articles 110, 111 and 111 bis of the Regulations to the Free Zone Regime Law. 

The reforms introduce changes to customs procedures in inventory operations, recycling and destruction of goods under the free zone regime. 

Important points to consider about the reform. 

  • New provisions regarding deadlines for communicating minutes to Customs Control. 
  • The requirement for prior authorization by Customs Control to proceed with destruction and recycling operations is eliminated. 
  • New provision on the power of Customs Control to inspect the destruction or recycling process at any time without implying a rescheduling of this or others in progress.
  • New provision in destruction processes, on the need to have the presence of a witness. 

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