PROTOCOL FOR THE MOBILITY AND LOGISTICS OF GOODS TO THE PANDEMIC COVID-19
This protocol specifies the form of application of articles 1, 2 and 3 of the Law of Temporary Suspension of Concrete Constitutional Rights to Address the Covid-19 Pandemic, in that sense the application segments of these articles are detailed below under the principle of proportionality referred to in article 2 of the aforementioned Law:
SUSPENSION OF TERMS AND LEGAL DEADLINES DUE TO THE STATE OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY AS A RESULT OF TO THE PANDEMIC BY COVID-19.
The General Directorate of Customs, in compliance with the State of National Emergency declared through Legislative Decree number 593, and its reform through Decree No. 599, dated March 14 and 20, 2020, respectively, informs to Auxiliaries of the Public Customs Function, Trade Operators, Importers and Exporters, on the suspension of legal terms and deadlines, for a period of 30 days, counted from the day of the approval of the aforementioned Decree, related to the administrative procedures developed by this General Directorate and the different Administrations and Customs Delegations.
By virtue of the foregoing and in accordance with the aforementioned Legislative Decree, the administrative procedures covered by such suspension will be those referred to the procedure of legal liquidation of taxes and imposition of sanctions; to the procedure for determining the customs value; origin verifications and revision appeal.
The suspension in reference will not be applicable to the terms for compliance with tax and non-tax customs obligations, presentation of good declarations and cancellation of temporary or suspensive customs regimes; except for the following cases:
Cancellation of the free zone and temporary admission for outward processing regimes, as well as for the return of temporary transfers made by beneficiaries of the Industrial Free Zones and Marketing Law, because of the temporary closure of activities in the factories, ordered by the Presidency of the Republic, due to the State of Emergency, while it is in force.
The foregoing, in harmony with the provisions of articles 3 and 8 of the Organic Law of the General Directorate of Customs, which grant this General Directorate extensive faculties of control and application of the Customs Regulations.
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Decree No. 12, March 11, 2020: Establishes a national emergency due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
Decreto No 12, 11 de marzo del 2020: Establece emergencia nacional por por la epidemia del COVID-19.
Bulletin N° DGA 07-2020: Suspension of Terms and Legal Deadlines due to the State of National Emergency as a result of the Pandemic by COVID-19
Bulletin N° DGA 08-2020: Imports of Legislative Decree N° 604 “Modifications on Central America Import Tariff”
Reference Tariff Codes for medical supplies due to COVID-19
Boletín Informativo N° DGA 07-2020: Suspensión de términos y plazos legales debido al Estado de Emergencia Nacional a raíz de la pandemia por COVID-19
Boletín Informativo N° DGA 08-2020: Importaciones en el marco del Decreto Legislativo N° 604 “Modificación del Arancel Centroamericano de Importación
Códigos Arancelarios de referencia para insumos médicos por el COVID-19
March18, 2020: Salvador International Airport has suspended commercial passenger flights for 15 days. Only cargo airlines, maintenance and humanitarian missions are allowed.
March, 11, 2020: Updated Customs Service:
18 marzo 2020: El Aeropuerto Internacional de El Salvador ha suspendido por 15 días los vuelos comerciales de pasajeros. Únicamente se atenderán líneas aéreas de carga, mantenimiento y misiones humanitarias.
11 marzo 2020: Horarios actualizados de Atención en Aduanas:
April 3, 2020: Port operations in El Salvador continue throughout the day, with restrictions, despite the fact that the country is in quarantine and the airport is closed for commercial passenger flights until April 19, 2020., air cargo is operative.
3 abril 2020: Las operaciones portuarias en El Salvador continúan durante todo el día, con restricciones, a pesar de que el país está en cuarentena y el aeropuerto está cerrado para vuelos comerciales de pasajeros hasta el 19 de abril de 2020, para carga aerea esta operativo.