Q24N | An audit at Customs Offices (Las Aduanas) in Costa Rica has found deficiencies in infrastructure and management, impacting negatively on trade facilitation, control of goods, and tax collection.
From the conclusions of the evaluation report by the Comptroller General of the Republic of Costa Rica (Contraloria):
The audit determined that the customs office’s management of issues and indicators covered in this report, associated with the performance of the functions of trade facilitation, the control of goods and tax collection, is not effective, and needs improvement.
The infrastructure in various customs offices and border posts is poor, with structural problems, faulty and unsafe buildings. In the border customs offices there are shortcomings related to safety equipment such as security cameras and bottle necks in the passage of carriers, lighting in the primary zone is not adequate, commercial activities affect the work of the customs staff and road conditions are bad.
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