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Buy online? Here Are The “Authorized by Hacienda” Package Import Services

Buy online? Here Are The “Authorized by Hacienda” Package Import Services

(QCOSTARICA) Shopping online is a practical way of getting the things you want, things that can’t be found or are just too expensive in Costa Rica. Though online shopping is an everyday thing now, the volume of purchases increased during year-end. It is important to keep in mind that simply choosing the item and checking […]

Paso Canoas Customs Manager Arrested

Paso Canoas Customs Manager Arrested

QCOSTARICA – Luis Juarez, the manager of the Paso Canoas customs (aduanas in Spanish) post was arrested on Wednesday, charged with the “willful act or omission” of a public official, punishable with a three to ten year prison sentence. The arrest followed an investigation by the Fiscalía Adjunta de Delitos Económicos y Tributarios (Assistant Prosecutor […]

Customs Retains Packages Of “Casillero” Not Authorized To Provide The Service

Customs Retains Packages Of “Casillero” Not Authorized To Provide The Service

(QCOSTARICA) Customers of Webbox have been complaining about the late delivery of their packages, this due to a decision by the Dirección General de Aduanas (Customs Service) to hold on to the packages while it performs an audit process of the goods brought in by the company. Director of Customs, Rafael Bonilla, confirmed the hold […]

Costa Rica Questions Customs Union

Costa Rica Questions Customs Union

QCOSTARICA – Different tariff policies from the rest of the region and inadequate infrastructure at border posts do not facilitate the country’s integration into the Customs Union. Authorities at the Customs Department claim that they have identified the aspects that need to be worked on and improved in order to achieve integration with other countries […]