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                                       FTAA - TRADE NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE

         AD-HOC GROUP OF EXPERTS ON CUSTOMS-RELATED BUSINESS FACILITATION MEASURES


          DISSEMINATION OF IMPLEMENTATION AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE INFORMATION ON
                      CUSTOMS-RELATED BUSINESS FACILITATION MEASURES


                                    Implementation Status and Technical Assistance Needs:
                                       Customs Related Business Facilitation Measures

       The Group of Experts on Customs-related Business Facilitation Measures agreed to publish information regarding
       the status of implementation and technical assistance needs for implementation of the eight customs-related business
       facilitation measures approved at the Ministerial Meeting held in Toronto in November 1999.

       The process to implement these measures has been dynamic and intense in all FTAA countries. The attached docu-
       ment, which is to be periodically updated, shows the important progress achieved in this regard to date.


                                                            Summary

                         Based on the matrix “Implementation Status and Technical Assistance Needs:
                                       Customs Related Business Facilitation Measures

                                                       I = Implemented
                                                  PI = Partially Implemented
                                                    NI = Not Implemented
                                              TA = Technical Assistance Required
                                                      NR = No Response

                1. Temporary   2. Express     3. Low      4. Data Inter-   5. Harmonized    6. Hemispheric   7. Codes of     8. Risk
                    Entry/     Shipment/    Value/Bajor      change/       System/Sistema      Customs        Conduct/      Analysis/
                  Admisión     Despacho        Valor       Intercambio      Armonizado        Guide/Guía     Códigos de    Análysis de
                  Temporal      Expreso                    Electrónico                       Hemisferica      Conducta       Riesgo
                                                                                               Aduanera
Antigua and
Barbuda            NR            NR            NR            NR                 NR               PI            NR              NR
Argentina            I            PI            I              I                 I               PI           PI/TA              I
Bahamas             PI            PI         NI/TA          NI/TA                I               PI              I              PI
Barbados          PI/TA         PI/TA        PI/TA          PI/TA                I               PI              I            PI/TA
Belize            PI/TA         PI/TA        PI/TA          PI/TA                I               PI           PI/TA           PI/TA
Bolivia           PI/TA         PI/TA        PI/TA          PI/TA                I               PI           PI/TA           PI/TA
Brazil               I             I            I              I                 I               PI              I               I
Canada               I             I            I              I                 I               PI              I               I
Chile             I/TA          I/TA          I/TA          PI/TA                I             PI/TA             I            PI/TA
Colombia            PI          PI/TA           I              I                 I               PI              I            PI/TA
Costa Rica           I          PI/TA           I           PI/TA                I                I              I            NI/TA
Dominica            PI            PI         NI/TA          PI/TA                I               PI             PI            PI/TA
Dominican            I          PI/TA        PI/TA          PI/TA                I             PI/TA          PI/TA              I
Republic
Ecuador             PI          PI/TA            I           PI/TA               I               PI              PI           PI/TA



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                1. Temporary   2. Express     3. Low      4. Data Inter-   5. Harmonized    6. Hemispheric   7. Codes of     8. Risk
                    Entry/     Shipment/    Value/Bajor      change/       System/Sistema      Customs        Conduct/      Analysis/
                  Admisión     Despacho        Valor       Intercambio      Armonizado        Guide/Guía     Códigos de    Análysis de
                  Temporal      Expreso                    Electrónico                       Hemisferica      Conducta       Riesgo
                                                                                               Aduanera
El Salvador        I/TA         PI/TA        PI/TA           PI/TA               I               PI             NR          PI/TA
Grenada             NR           NR           NR              NR                NR               PI             NR           NR
Guatemala         PI/TA         PI/TA        PI/TA             NI                I               PI              I          NI/TA
Guyana               I             I         PI/TA           PI/TA               I               PI           PI/TA         NI/TA
Haití               PI          PI/TA        PI/TA           PI/TA               I             PI/TA             I          NI/TA
Honduras             I          PI/TA        PI/TA           PI/TA               I               PI              I           I/TA
Jamaica           PI/TA         PI/TA        PI/TA           PI/TA               I               PI              I              I
Mexico               I            PI            I               I                I               PI              I              I
Nicaragua           PI          PI/TA           I            PI/TA               I               PI           PI/TA         PI/TA
Panama               I             I            I            PI/TA               I               PI              I          PI/TA
Paraguay             I             I            I              PI                I               PI            NI              PI
Peru                 I             I            I            PI/TA             I/TA              PI              I          PI/TA
St. Kitts and        I            PI           PI              PI                I               PI              I             PI
Nevis
St. Lucia           PI           PI          PI/TA          NI/TA                I               PI             PI          NI/TA
St. Vincent         NR           NR           NR            NI/TA               NR               PI             NR          NI/TA
and Grena-
dines
Suriname          PI/TA         NI/TA        NI/TA           PI/TA            NI/TA              PI           NI/TA         NI/TA
Trinidad and      PI/TA         PI/TA         I/TA           PI/TA             I/TA              PI             PI          PI/TA
Tobago
USA                  I             I            I              I                 I               I               I             I
Uruguay           PI/TA           PI         PI/TA          PI/TA                I               PI              I          PI/TA
Venezuela           PI          PI/TA        PI/TA          NI/TA                I               PI              PI         NI/TA




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                                                              Implementation Status and Technical Assistance Needs:
                                                                 Customs Related Business Facilitation Measures

                      Measure 1. Temporary Importation / Temporary Admission of Certain Goods Related to Business Travelers

              i.a) Provide for suspension of customs       ii. Identify promotional         iii. Establish streamlined       iv. Establish an allowable    v. a) Where possible, mini-     vi. Under normal circum-
COUNTRY       duties                                       documents and other goods        procedures for promotional       time period for temporary     mize the cost and administra-   stances, documentation
                                                           that do not require guaran-      documents and other goods        importation/temporary         tive complexity of obtaining    and approval should be
              b) Indicate if you differentiate depending   tees upon entry                  that remain in the country       admission                     guarantees for temporary        provided upon entry of the
              on whether or not these goods accompa-                                                                                                       importation/temporary admis-    business traveler
              ny the business traveler?                                                                                                                    sion.

                                                                                                                                                           b) Where possible, the amount
                                                                                                                                                           of guarantees required should
                                                                                                                                                           not exceed the amount of
                                                                                                                                                           duties otherwise payable
                  Is it Implemented?        Technical            Is it         Technical         Is it          Technical         Is it       Technical          Is it        Technical          Is it       Technical
                                           Assistance?      Implemented?      Assistance?   Implemented?       Assistance?   Implemented?    Assistance?     Implemented?    Assistance?    Implemented?    Assistance?
Antigua and              ---                   ---               ---              ---           ---                ---            ---            ---                 ---         ---            ---             ---
Barbuda
Argentina     a. Yes                            --         Yes                   No         Yes.                  No         Yes. Decree                   a. Yes                No        Yes. Decree          --
              b. --                                                                         Forms OM                         No. 2281/94,                  b. Yes. The                     No. 2281/ 94,
              Decree No. 2280/94,                          Within                           2182 y OM                        Decision of                   guarantee is                    Decision of
              Common Market Reso-                          MERCOSUR:                        1860/A                           the Common                    without cost                    the Common
              lution No. 115/94,                           folders, slides,                                                  Market                        and is for the                  Market Coun-
              Resolution No. 3749/94                       videotapes,                                                       Council No.                   amount of                       cil No. 18/94,
              (RGANTI).                                    flyers, maga-                                                     18/94,                        duties.                         Resolution
                                                           zines, posters,                                                   Resolution                                                    No. 3751/ 94
                                                           guides, photo-                                                    No. 3751/94                                                   (RGANTI)
                                                           graphs, maps,                                                     (RGANTI)                                                      and amend-
                                                           illustrations,                                                    and amend-                                                    ments Resolu-
                                                           etc.                                                              ments Reso-                                                   tion No. 72/98
                                                                                                                             lution No.                                                    (SDG LTA),
                                                           Outside of                                                        72/98 (SDG                                                    General
                                                           MERCOSUR:                                                         LTA),                                                         Resolution
                                                           Idem (with the                                                    General                                                       No. 162/98
                                                           express au-                                                       Resolution                                                    and General
                                                           thorization for                                                   No. 162/98                                                    Resolution
                                                           use and                                                           and General                                                   No. 656/99.
                                                           distribution in                                                   Resolution
                                                           fairs, exposi-                                                    No. 656/99.
                                                           tions and
                                                           congresses,
                                                           etc.)
Bahamas       a. Yes. Section 86 of             --                 --             --             --                --            Yes             --        a. Yes.               --              --             --
              Customs Regulations                                                                                                                          b. --



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                       Measure 1. Temporary Importation / Temporary Admission of Certain Goods Related to Business Travelers

           i.a) Provide for suspension of customs         ii. Identify promotional        iii. Establish streamlined        iv. Establish an allowable    v. a) Where possible, mini-      vi. Under normal circum-
COUNTRY    duties                                         documents and other goods       procedures for promotional        time period for temporary     mize the cost and administra-    stances, documentation
                                                          that do not require guaran-     documents and other goods         importation/temporary         tive complexity of obtaining     and approval should be
           b) Indicate if you differentiate depending     tees upon entry                 that remain in the country        admission                     guarantees for temporary         provided upon entry of the
           on whether or not these goods accompa-                                                                                                         importation/temporary admis-     business traveler
           ny the business traveler?                                                                                                                      sion.

                                                                                                                                                          b) Where possible, the amount
                                                                                                                                                          of guarantees required should
                                                                                                                                                          not exceed the amount of
                                                                                                                                                          duties otherwise payable
                   Is it Implemented?      Technical            Is it        Technical         Is it           Technical         Is it       Technical          Is it         Technical          Is it       Technical
                                          Assistance?      Implemented?     Assistance?   Implemented?        Assistance?   Implemented?    Assistance?     Implemented?     Assistance?    Implemented?    Assistance?
           b. --
Barbados   a. Yes. Sections 111 to      Yes. Tech-             Yes              --            Yes                 --        Yes. Sec-           --        a. No                   --            No              --
           113 of Customs Act,          nical assis-                                                                        tions 111                     b. Yes. Section
           Chapter 66, Laws of          tance might be                                                                      and 112 of                    111 of Customs
           Barbados, Customs            required in                                                                         Customs                       Act.
           Regulation No. 70            aiding the                                                                          Act.
           relates to Commercial        Private Sector
           Samples)                     to implement
           b. No differentiation.       the ATA
                                        Carnet Sys-
                                        tem.
Belize     a. Partially. Customs        Technical         Partially.       Training in    Yes. Cus-          Technical      Yes. Cus-           ---       Partially.         Technical     Partially.           ---
           Law and departmental         training          Customs Law      customs        toms Law           assistance     toms Law                      Customs Law        assistance    Administra-
           policy.                      needed            and adminis-     procedure      and depart-        and training                                                    required to   tive procedure
           b. ---                                         trative policy   and legisla-   mental             would                                                           draft new
                                                                           tion amend-    procedures         enhance the                                                     procedures
                                                                           ments                             implementa-                                                     and amend
                                                                                                             tion more                                                       existing
                                                                                                             efficiently                                                     laws.
Bolivia    a. No. Estimated for the     Yes, for          Yes.                  ---       Has not been       Yes, in        Yes.                ---        Yes, partially.   Yes, for      Has not been      Did not
           end of 2002.                 regulation and    Law No.                         implemented        training for   Law No.                                          implemen-     implemented.      receive
           b. No. Estimated for         implementa-       1990, Article                                      facilitating   1990, Art.                                       tation        Estimated for       TA
           the end of 2002.             tion, including   133, subpara-                   Estimated          implementa-    133, para-                                                     the end of
                                        training of       graph a)                        for end of         tion           graph 4.                                         Did not       2002.             Yes, TA
                                        corresponding                                     2002                                                                               receive TA                     is needed
                                        personnel.                                                           Did not
                                                                                                             receive TA                                                      Yes, TA is
                                        Did not                                                                                                                              needed
                                        receive TA                                                           Yes, TA is
                                                                                                             needed
                                        Yes, TA is
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          i.a) Provide for suspension of customs       ii. Identify promotional        iii. Establish streamlined       iv. Establish an allowable    v. a) Where possible, mini-     vi. Under normal circum-
COUNTRY   duties                                       documents and other goods       procedures for promotional       time period for temporary     mize the cost and administra-   stances, documentation
                                                       that do not require guaran-     documents and other goods        importation/temporary         tive complexity of obtaining    and approval should be
          b) Indicate if you differentiate depending   tees upon entry                 that remain in the country       admission                     guarantees for temporary        provided upon entry of the
          on whether or not these goods accompa-                                                                                                      importation/temporary admis-    business traveler
          ny the business traveler?                                                                                                                   sion.

                                                                                                                                                      b) Where possible, the amount
                                                                                                                                                      of guarantees required should
                                                                                                                                                      not exceed the amount of
                                                                                                                                                      duties otherwise payable
              Is it Implemented?        Technical            Is it        Technical         Is it          Technical         Is it       Technical         Is it         Technical          Is it       Technical
                                       Assistance?      Implemented?     Assistance?   Implemented?       Assistance?   Implemented?    Assistance?    Implemented?     Assistance?    Implemented?    Assistance?
Brazil    a. Yes. Normative                ---         Yes. Portaria-        ---       Yes. IN 124            ---       Yes. IN 164,        ---       Yes. IN 164,          ---       Yes. IN 120,         ---
          Instruction (IN) 164,                        MF-107 of                       of October                       December                      December 31,                    October 15,
          December 31, 1998.                           May 15, 1996;                   14, 1999; IN                     31, 1998                      1998                            1998
          b. Yes. The only                             IN 164,                         120 of
          existing distinction                         December 31,                    October 15,
          refers to the Customs                        1998                            1998; and IN
          documents that must be                                                       69 of De-
          presented.                                                                   cember 10,
                                                                                       1996
Canada    a. Yes                           ---         Yes. Order in         ---       Yes. Order             ---       Yes. Order          ---       Yes. Order in         ---       Yes. Order in        ---
          Order in Council P.C.                        Council P.C.                    in Council                       in Council                    Council P.C.                    Council P.C.
          1997-2030, December                          1997-2030,                      P.C. 1997-                       P.C. 1997-                    1997-2030,                      1997-2030,
          29, 1997                                     December 29,                    2030, De-                        2030, De-                     December 29,                    December 29,
          Departmental                                 1997                            cember 29,                       cember 29,                    1997                            1997
          Memoradum D8-1-1:                            Departmental                    1997;                            1997                          Departmental                    Departmental
          Temporary Importation                        Memorandum                      Depart-                          Depart-                       Memorandum                      Memorandum
          (Tariff Item 9993.00.00)                     D8-1-1:                         mental                           mental                        D8-1-1: Tem-                    D8-1-1:
          Regulations;                                 Temporary                       Memoran-                         Memoran-                      porary Importa-                 Temporary
          Order in Council P.C.                        Importation                     dum D8-1-1:                      dum D8-1-1:                   tion (Tariff                    Importation
          1974-2522, November                          (Tariff Item                    Temporary                        Temporary                     Item                            (Tariff Item
          19, 1974; Departmental                       9993.00.00)                     Importation                      Importation                   9993.00.00)                     9993.00.00)
          Memorandum D8-3-1:                           Regulations;                    (Tariff Item                     (Tariff Item                  Regulations                     Regulations
          Advertising Material                         Order in                        9993.00.00)                      9993.00.00)
          Remission Order                              Council P.C.                    Regulation                       Regulations
          b. No. Canada does not                       1974-2522,
          differentiate. Not                           November 19,
          applicable for imple-                        1974; De-
          mentation.                                   partmental
                                                       Memorandum
                                                       D8-3-1:
                                                       Advertising
                                                       Material



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                           Measure 1. Temporary Importation / Temporary Admission of Certain Goods Related to Business Travelers

                  i.a) Provide for suspension of customs       ii. Identify promotional           iii. Establish streamlined         iv. Establish an allowable     v. a) Where possible, mini-        vi. Under normal circum-
COUNTRY           duties                                       documents and other goods          procedures for promotional         time period for temporary      mize the cost and administra-      stances, documentation
                                                               that do not require guaran-        documents and other goods          importation/temporary          tive complexity of obtaining       and approval should be
                  b) Indicate if you differentiate depending   tees upon entry                    that remain in the country         admission                      guarantees for temporary           provided upon entry of the
                  on whether or not these goods accompa-                                                                                                            importation/temporary admis-       business traveler
                  ny the business traveler?                                                                                                                         sion.

                                                                                                                                                                    b) Where possible, the amount
                                                                                                                                                                    of guarantees required should
                                                                                                                                                                    not exceed the amount of
                                                                                                                                                                    duties otherwise payable
                      Is it Implemented?        Technical            Is it        Technical             Is it           Technical         Is it       Technical           Is it           Technical          Is it       Technical
                                               Assistance?      Implemented?     Assistance?       Implemented?        Assistance?   Implemented?    Assistance?      Implemented?       Assistance?    Implemented?    Assistance?
                                                               Remission
                                                               Order
Chile             a. Yes. Article 106,             ---         No guarantee          ---          Yes. Reso-               ---           Yes             ---        a) and b) Does          ---.       Yes. Resolu-         ---
                  Tariff Law.                                  is required for                    lution No.                                                        not apply.                         tion No. 2400
General re-       b. No                                        any type of                        2400 of                                                           Temporary                          of 1985,
quirement of                                                   merchandise.                       1985, Chap.                                                       admission does                     Chap. III,
technical                                                      Article 106,                       III, Num.                                                         not require any                    Num. 10.6.3.1
assistance:                                                    Tariff Law.                        10.6.3.1                                                          type of guaran-
Technical                                                                                                                                                           tee.
assistance is
requested in
computer
programs, and
for training in
monitoring and
inspection
under this
regime.
Colombia          a. Yes. Resolution               ---         a. Yes. Reso-       ---         If the goods arrive           ---     Yes.               ---        a. No                     No             Yes             ---
                  DIAN 4240 of 2000                            lution DIAN                     via travelers, no                     Resolution                    With regard to this
                  b. Yes. Decree 2685 of                       4240 of 2000                    security is required.                 DIAN 4240                     primary element
                  1999                                         b. Yes. Decree                  In the case of                        of 2000                       No. v.a), Colombia
                                                               2685 of 1999                    temporary importa-                                                  is implementing
                                                                                               tion, a security is                                                 administrative and
                                                                                               required. There is                                                  legal procedures
                                                                                               no special treatment                                                for adhering to the
                                                                                               for advertising                                                     Istanbul Convention
                                                                                               documents.                                                          b. Yes, Resolution
                                                                                               Resolution 4240 of                                                  4240 of 2000
                                                                                               2000
Costa Rica        a. Yes                           No          Yes. Law No.         No             Yes. Law               No         Yes. Law            No         Yes. Law No.            No         Yes. Law No.        No
                  b. Yes                                       7557, Art. 167                      No. 7557,                         No. 7557                       7557, Art. 65                      7557, Art. 368



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            i.a) Provide for suspension of customs       ii. Identify promotional         iii. Establish streamlined       iv. Establish an allowable    v. a) Where possible, mini-        vi. Under normal circum-
COUNTRY     duties                                       documents and other goods        procedures for promotional       time period for temporary     mize the cost and administra-      stances, documentation
                                                         that do not require guaran-      documents and other goods        importation/temporary         tive complexity of obtaining       and approval should be
            b) Indicate if you differentiate depending   tees upon entry                  that remain in the country       admission                     guarantees for temporary           provided upon entry of the
            on whether or not these goods accompa-                                                                                                       importation/temporary admis-       business traveler
            ny the business traveler?                                                                                                                    sion.

                                                                                                                                                         b) Where possible, the amount
                                                                                                                                                         of guarantees required should
                                                                                                                                                         not exceed the amount of
                                                                                                                                                         duties otherwise payable
                Is it Implemented?        Technical            Is it         Technical         Is it          Technical         Is it       Technical          Is it          Technical           Is it        Technical
                                         Assistance?      Implemented?      Assistance?   Implemented?       Assistance?   Implemented?    Assistance?     Implemented?      Assistance?     Implemented?     Assistance?
            Law No. 7557, Art.165                                                         Arts. 127 to                     Art. 165 and                                                     and Articles
            et. seq. Executive                                                            129, 133,                        Articles 446,                                                    165 and 435
            Decree No. 25270-H,                                                           and Articles                     452, 453,                                                        et. seq. of its
            Article 366                                                                   409 to 419                       454, 457,                                                        Regulations
                                                                                          of its Regu-                     458, 462 of
                                                                                          lations                          its Regula-
                                                                                                                           tions
Dominica    a. Yes. Section 58(1)(a)          --              Yes               ---            No                ---       Yes. Section        ---       Yes. Depart-            ---              Yes              ---
            of the Dominica Cus-                                                                                           58(1)(a) of                   mental Policies
            toms Act.                                                                                                      the Domini-                   and Procedures.
            b. No differentiation.                                                                                         ca Customs
                                                                                                                           Act.
Dominican   a. Yes                           No          Yes. Accord-          No         Yes. Law               ---       Yes. Law            ---       Yes. Law No.            ---        Yes                    ---
Republic    b. Yes                                       ing to Law                       No. 3489                         No. 241,                      3489 and 241                       Law No. 3489
            Law No. 3489                                 No. 3489,                                                         3489 and                                                         and adminis-
                                                         Customs                                                           internal                                                         trative provi-
                                                         Authorities                                                       administra-                                                      sions
                                                         may identify,                                                     tive provi-
                                                         within legal                                                      sions
                                                         parameters,
                                                         which docu-
                                                         ments do not
                                                         require a
                                                         guarantee
                                                         upon entry.
Ecuador     a. No. Customs service           No          There is no           No         There is no           No         According to        No        a. No. The cost of            No   Yes. Travelers will          No
            charges        exempted                      specific listing                 Manual of                        Customs                       the security is not                have to present
            except for imports of                        of promotion-                    Customs                          Organic Law                   determined by cus-                 temporary importa-
            personal effects, house-                     al documents                     Procedures                       and its                       toms, but by the                   tion regime applica-
            hold effects, and tools                      and a descrip-                   for the                          regulation,                   enterprises that                   tion forms with the
            of trade. Organic Cus-                       tion of goods                    importation                      the maxi-                     provide it. There are              corresponding bank
            toms Law No. 99,                             subject to                       of promo-                        mum time                      no established time                guarantee for the



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          i.a) Provide for suspension of customs       ii. Identify promotional        iii. Establish streamlined         iv. Establish an allowable    v. a) Where possible, mini-        vi. Under normal circum-
COUNTRY   duties                                       documents and other goods       procedures for promotional         time period for temporary     mize the cost and administra-      stances, documentation
                                                       that do not require guaran-     documents and other goods          importation/temporary         tive complexity of obtaining       and approval should be
          b) Indicate if you differentiate depending   tees upon entry                 that remain in the country         admission                     guarantees for temporary           provided upon entry of the
          on whether or not these goods accompa-                                                                                                        importation/temporary admis-       business traveler
          ny the business traveler?                                                                                                                     sion.

                                                                                                                                                        b) Where possible, the amount
                                                                                                                                                        of guarantees required should
                                                                                                                                                        not exceed the amount of
                                                                                                                                                        duties otherwise payable
              Is it Implemented?        Technical            Is it        Technical         Is it            Technical         Is it       Technical          Is it           Technical          Is it         Technical
                                       Assistance?      Implemented?     Assistance?   Implemented?         Assistance?   Implemented?    Assistance?     Implemented?       Assistance?    Implemented?      Assistance?
          Official Register No.                        guarantees.                     tional docu-                       period for                    periods for legislative            taxes whose payment
          359, July 13, 1998, as                       The Tempo-                      ments. Its                         materials to                  changes that are to be             has been suspended,
          modified by Law No.                          rary Admis-                     implementa-                        remain in the                 made.                              which shall be re-
          181 of April 30, 1999,                       sion Regime                     tion would                         country is of                 b. No                              funded at the time
          Article 27 a).                               provides for                    imply an                           up to 180                                                        the goods are re-
          b. Yes.                                      the suspension                  amendment                          days, ex-                     The Law’s regula-                  exported. Where
                                                       of taxes, but                   to the Regu-                       tendable to a                 tions establish that               certain advertising
                                                       there has to be                 lation of the                      similar                       temporary importa-                 material is to be
                                                       a bank guar-                    Customs                            period,                       tion with re-                      delivered in the local
                                                       anty equiva-                    Organic                            contingent                    exportation in the                 market, it must be
                                                       lent to 120%                    Law, in                            upon the                      same state is a re-                nationalized, with
                                                       of the value of                 respect to the                     posting of a                  gime involving                     payment of the
                                                       the revenue                     value and                          bank guaran-                  suspension of the                  corresponding taxes.
                                                       that would                      quantity,                          ty.                           payment of taxes for               Travelers present a
                                                       have been                       depending                                                        the time period                    declaration for their
                                                       collected by                    on the case.                                                     established by the                 personal effects, but
                                                       the State.                                                                                       customs authority;                 in the case of tempo-
                                                       Article 58 of                                                                                    thus, a bank guaran-               rary admission, they
                                                       the Organic                                                                                      tee in the amount of               must present tempo-
                                                       Customs Law.                                                                                     120% of the value of               rary importation
                                                                                                                                                        the taxes to be col-               regime forms, with
                                                                                                                                                        lected must be depos-              the corresponding
                                                                                                                                                        ited, with an addi-                bank guarantee for
                                                                                                                                                        tional 20% to cover                the taxes whose
                                                                                                                                                        the opportunity cost               payment has been
                                                                                                                                                        of the money, the                  suspended, which
                                                                                                                                                        financial market                   will be refunded at
                                                                                                                                                        interest rate, and                 the time the goods
                                                                                                                                                        fines for failure to               are re-exported.
                                                                                                                                                        comply with the                    Where certain adver-
                                                                                                                                                        regime.                            tising material is to
                                                                                                                                                                                           be delivered in the
                                                                                                                                                                                           local market, it must


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                                                                                                                                                                                               Derestricted
                                                                                                                                                                                    FTAA.TNC/cbf/w/01/Rev.7
                                                                                                                                                                                            August 29, 2001

                      Measure 1. Temporary Importation / Temporary Admission of Certain Goods Related to Business Travelers

              i.a) Provide for suspension of customs        ii. Identify promotional        iii. Establish streamlined         iv. Establish an allowable    v. a) Where possible, mini-     vi. Under normal circum-
COUNTRY       duties                                        documents and other goods       procedures for promotional         time period for temporary     mize the cost and administra-   stances, documentation
                                                            that do not require guaran-     documents and other goods          importation/temporary         tive complexity of obtaining    and approval should be
              b) Indicate if you differentiate depending    tees upon entry                 that remain in the country         admission                     guarantees for temporary        provided upon entry of the
              on whether or not these goods accompa-                                                                                                         importation/temporary admis-    business traveler
              ny the business traveler?                                                                                                                      sion.

                                                                                                                                                             b) Where possible, the amount
                                                                                                                                                             of guarantees required should
                                                                                                                                                             not exceed the amount of
                                                                                                                                                             duties otherwise payable
                  Is it Implemented?         Technical            Is it        Technical         Is it            Technical         Is it       Technical         Is it         Technical          Is it        Technical
                                            Assistance?      Implemented?     Assistance?   Implemented?         Assistance?   Implemented?    Assistance?    Implemented?     Assistance?    Implemented?     Assistance?
                                                                                                                                                                                             be nationalized, with
                                                                                                                                                                                             payment of the
                                                                                                                                                                                             corresponding taxes.
El Salvador   a. Yes. Implemented.        Receive the            Yes         Receive the    Yes. Instruc-       Receive the    Yes. Chap-      Receive            Yes          Receive the        Yes          Receive
              b. No distinction exists.   necessary                          necessary      tion 10,            necessary      ter IV of       the neces-                      necessary                       the neces-
                                          training to                        training to    Instruction         training to    RECAUCA.        sary                            training to                     sary
                                          clearly identi-                    clearly        1/98.               clearly        Temporary       training to                     clearly                         training to
                                          fy goods that                      identify                           identify       Admission,      clearly                         identify                        clearly
                                          should be                          goods that                         goods that     Art. 3 of the   identify                        goods that                      identify
                                          allowed                            should be                          should be      Regulation      goods that                      should be                       goods that
                                          temporary                          allowed                            allowed        to the Bag-     should be                       allowed                         should be
                                          entry with                         temporary                          temporary      gage Law.       allowed                         temporary                       allowed
                                          business                           entry with                         entry with                     temporary                       entry with                      temporary
                                          travelers.                         business                           business                       entry with                      business                        entry with
                                                                             travelers.                         travelers.                     business                        travelers.                      business
                                                                                                                                               travelers.                                                      travelers.
Grenada                   ---                   ---               ---             ---            ---                 ---            ---             ---            ---             ---             ---              ---
Guatemala     Partially                   Yes. Legisla-     Partially        Yes. Legis-    Partially           Yes. Chang-    Yes                 No        Yes.                  No        No                    No
                                          tive modifica-                     lative                             es in admin-   CAUCA Art.                    CAUCA Art.
              Estimated implementa-       tion; changes     Estimated        modficatio     Estimated           istrative      73                            28                              Estimated
              tion by April 7, 2001       in administra-    implementa-      n; changes     implementa-         procedures.                                                                  implementa-
                                          tive proce-       tion by April    in adminis-    tion by April                                                                                    tion by April
                                          dures.            7, 2001          trative        7, 2001                                                                                          7, 2001
                                                                             procedures;
                                          The technical                      acquisition
                                          assistance is                      of equip-
                                          directed to                        ment;
                                          those coun-                        acquisition
                                          tries that have                    of comput-
                                          totally imple-                     er pro-
                                          mented this                        grams.
                                          measure, by



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                                                                                                                                                                                       FTAA.TNC/cbf/w/01/Rev.7
                                                                                                                                                                                               August 29, 2001

                   Measure 1. Temporary Importation / Temporary Admission of Certain Goods Related to Business Travelers

           i.a) Provide for suspension of customs            ii. Identify promotional        iii. Establish streamlined          iv. Establish an allowable    v. a) Where possible, mini-      vi. Under normal circum-
COUNTRY    duties                                            documents and other goods       procedures for promotional          time period for temporary     mize the cost and administra-    stances, documentation
                                                             that do not require guaran-     documents and other goods           importation/temporary         tive complexity of obtaining     and approval should be
           b) Indicate if you differentiate depending        tees upon entry                 that remain in the country          admission                     guarantees for temporary         provided upon entry of the
           on whether or not these goods accompa-                                                                                                              importation/temporary admis-     business traveler
           ny the business traveler?                                                                                                                           sion.

                                                                                                                                                               b) Where possible, the amount
                                                                                                                                                               of guarantees required should
                                                                                                                                                               not exceed the amount of
                                                                                                                                                               duties otherwise payable
               Is it Implemented?             Technical            Is it        Technical         Is it            Technical          Is it       Technical         Is it         Technical           Is it       Technical
                                             Assistance?      Implemented?     Assistance?   Implemented?         Assistance?    Implemented?    Assistance?    Implemented?     Assistance?     Implemented?    Assistance?
                                           providing a
                                           copy of their
                                           legislation and
                                           suggestions
                                           with relation
                                           to the mecha-
                                           nisms of
                                           control for
                                           temporary
                                           imports of
                                           goods related
                                           to business
                                           trips.
Guyana     Yes. Sections 38-40 of                 ---        Yes. Customs          ---       Yes Section               ---           Yes             ---       Yes. Section          ---        Yes, Customs         ---
           Customs Act 82.01 and                             Tariff, and                     38 and                                                            38 - 40 of                       Act
           Customs Regulations 69                            sections 38-                    Regulation                                                        Customs Act
                                                             40, regulation                  69 of Cus-
                                                             69                              toms Act
Haiti                Yes                                           No             No             Yes                                 Yes                            Yes                              Yes

Honduras   a. Yes                                  ---            Yes              ---           Yes             Yes             Yes, 3              ---            Yes              Yes             Yes             ---
           b. Yes                                                                                                                months.
           Implemented through the                                                                               Remarks:                                                        Remarks:
           application of Art. 73 of the                                                                         Technical                                                       Technical
           Customs Law and the Law                                                                               assistance is                                                   assistance
           on the Control of Customs                                                                             needed in                                                       is needed in
           Duties Exemptions.                                                                                    computer                                                        computer
                                                                                                                 programs,                                                       programs,
                                                                                                                 and for                                                         and for
                                                                                                                 training in                                                     training in
                                                                                                                 processing,                                                     processing,
                                                                                                                 monitoring                                                      monitoring



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                                                                                                                                                                                              Derestricted
                                                                                                                                                                                   FTAA.TNC/cbf/w/01/Rev.7
                                                                                                                                                                                           August 29, 2001

                    Measure 1. Temporary Importation / Temporary Admission of Certain Goods Related to Business Travelers

            i.a) Provide for suspension of customs       ii. Identify promotional        iii. Establish streamlined         iv. Establish an allowable    v. a) Where possible, mini-       vi. Under normal circum-
COUNTRY     duties                                       documents and other goods       procedures for promotional         time period for temporary     mize the cost and administra-     stances, documentation
                                                         that do not require guaran-     documents and other goods          importation/temporary         tive complexity of obtaining      and approval should be
            b) Indicate if you differentiate depending   tees upon entry                 that remain in the country         admission                     guarantees for temporary          provided upon entry of the
            on whether or not these goods accompa-                                                                                                        importation/temporary admis-      business traveler
            ny the business traveler?                                                                                                                     sion.

                                                                                                                                                          b) Where possible, the amount
                                                                                                                                                          of guarantees required should
                                                                                                                                                          not exceed the amount of
                                                                                                                                                          duties otherwise payable
                Is it Implemented?         Technical           Is it        Technical         Is it            Technical         Is it       Technical          Is it         Technical           Is it       Technical
                                          Assistance?     Implemented?     Assistance?   Implemented?         Assistance?   Implemented?    Assistance?     Implemented?     Assistance?     Implemented?    Assistance?
                                                                                                             and inspec-                                                     and inspec-
                                                                                                             tion under                                                      tion under
                                                                                                             this regime.                                                    this regime.
Jamaica     a. Yes. Jamaican Cus-       Yes. The           Partially.     Yes. See       Yes. Jamai-         Yes. See       Yes. Jamai-     Yes. See      Yes. Jamaican            --             No         Yes.
            toms Act.                   Customs                           answer to      can Customs         answer to      can Customs     answer to     Customs Act                                        Would be
            b. --                       Department                        Measure        Act.                Measure 1(i)   Act.            Measure                                                          needed for
                                        has not devel-                    1(i)                                                              1(i)                                                             imple-
                                        oped an                                                                                                                                                              menting
                                        electronic                                                                                                                                                           the meas-
                                        system to                                                                                                                                                            ure,
                                        process the                                                                                                                                                          particular-
                                        entry forms.                                                                                                                                                         ly for
                                        Technical                                                                                                                                                            establish-
                                        assistance                                                                                                                                                           ing net-
                                        would be                                                                                                                                                             work
                                        needed for                                                                                                                                                           facilities.
                                        developing a
                                        business /
                                        system design.
Mexico      a. Yes                             ---       Does not              ---           Yes                  ---       Yes. Cus-           ---       a. Not applica-        ---             Yes             ---
            b. Yes                                       apply.                                                             toms Law,                     ble
            Customs Law, Art. 106                        This regime                                                        Article 106.                  b. Not applica-
                                                         does not                                                                                         ble
                                                         require guar-
                                                         antees upon                                                                                      This regime
                                                         entry.                                                                                           does not require
                                                                                                                                                          guarantees
                                                                                                                                                          upon entry.
Nicaragua   a. Yes. Political Consti-         ---        No               Not re-        Yes. Law                 ---       Yes. Six (6)        No        Not applicable,        ---        Yes, the              ---
            tution of the Republic,                                       quired. Its    No. 265                            months are                    because the                       document
            Article 68, completely                                        definition     "Law Estab-                        granted                       granting,                         entitled “Pas-
            exempts the import of                                         will be        lishing Auto-                      based on the                  regulation and                    senger Decla-



                                                                                                        11
                                                                                                                                                                                           Derestricted
                                                                                                                                                                                FTAA.TNC/cbf/w/01/Rev.7
                                                                                                                                                                                        August 29, 2001

                   Measure 1. Temporary Importation / Temporary Admission of Certain Goods Related to Business Travelers

           i.a) Provide for suspension of customs       ii. Identify promotional         iii. Establish streamlined        iv. Establish an allowable    v. a) Where possible, mini-     vi. Under normal circum-
COUNTRY    duties                                       documents and other goods        procedures for promotional        time period for temporary     mize the cost and administra-   stances, documentation
                                                        that do not require guaran-      documents and other goods         importation/temporary         tive complexity of obtaining    and approval should be
           b) Indicate if you differentiate depending   tees upon entry                  that remain in the country        admission                     guarantees for temporary        provided upon entry of the
           on whether or not these goods accompa-                                                                                                        importation/temporary admis-    business traveler
           ny the business traveler?                                                                                                                     sion.

                                                                                                                                                         b) Where possible, the amount
                                                                                                                                                         of guarantees required should
                                                                                                                                                         not exceed the amount of
                                                                                                                                                         duties otherwise payable
               Is it Implemented?        Technical            Is it        Technical          Is it           Technical         Is it       Technical          Is it        Technical          Is it       Technical
                                        Assistance?      Implemented?     Assistance?    Implemented?        Assistance?   Implemented?    Assistance?     Implemented?    Assistance?    Implemented?    Assistance?
           books, pamphlets and                                           established    Dispatch for                      Regulations                   costs of the                    ration” is
           magazines.                                                     in the         Importation,                      to the Uni-                   guarantees is                   submitted
           b. No                                                          Regulations    Exportation                       form Central                  not within                      through the
                                                                          to the         and Other                         American                      Customs au-                     transport
                                                                          Uniform        Regimes"                          Customs                       thority.                        agent. Law
                                                                          Central        published in                      Code, cur-                                                    No. 265, Nov.
                                                                          American       "La Gaceta"                       rently in the                                                 17, 1997 and
                                                                          Customs        Diario                            process of                                                    its Regula-
                                                                          Code,          Oficial No.                       Executive                                                     tions
                                                                          currently in   219 of Nov.                       approval.
                                                                          the process    17, 1997 and
                                                                          of Execu-      its Regula-
                                                                          tive ap-       tions.
                                                                          proval.
Panama     a. Yes                           No               Yes               No             Yes               No             Yes             No        Yes. Decree No.       ---            Yes             No
           b. There is no distinc-                                                                                                                       54 , Art. 3 of
           tion.                                                                                                                                         June 1985; Tax
           Cabinet Decree No. 34                                                                                                                         Code, Art. 537;
           of Dec. 20, 1995;                                                                                                                             Cabinet Decree
           Cabinet Decree No. 30                                                                                                                         No. 30 of Oct.
           of Oct. 22, 1994; Tax                                                                                                                         22, 1994.
           Code, Article 536 and
           537; Decree No. 54,
           Article 3 of June 1985.

Paraguay   a. Yes                           ---              Yes              ---             Yes                ---           Yes             ---             Yes             ---            Yes             ---
           b. ---
Peru       a. Yes. The temporary            No          Yes. It only          No         Yes.                   No         Yes. There          No        a. Yes, General       ---       Yes.
           importation of tools and                     lists the goods                  Streamlined                       is a maxi-                    Customs Law,                    Supreme
           equipment necessary for                      that do not                      procedures                        mum period                    Art. 26                         Decree 59-95-
           carrying out the func-                       require a                        are estab-                        of 12 months                  b. Yes, General                 EF, Art. 25
           tions or activities of                       guarantee; in                    lished for the                    for the                       Customs Law,



                                                                                                        12
                                                                                                                                                                                                Derestricted
                                                                                                                                                                                     FTAA.TNC/cbf/w/01/Rev.7
                                                                                                                                                                                             August 29, 2001

                         Measure 1. Temporary Importation / Temporary Admission of Certain Goods Related to Business Travelers

                i.a) Provide for suspension of customs       ii. Identify promotional        iii. Establish streamlined         iv. Establish an allowable    v. a) Where possible, mini-     vi. Under normal circum-
COUNTRY         duties                                       documents and other goods       procedures for promotional         time period for temporary     mize the cost and administra-   stances, documentation
                                                             that do not require guaran-     documents and other goods          importation/temporary         tive complexity of obtaining    and approval should be
                b) Indicate if you differentiate depending   tees upon entry                 that remain in the country         admission                     guarantees for temporary        provided upon entry of the
                on whether or not these goods accompa-                                                                                                        importation/temporary admis-    business traveler
                ny the business traveler?                                                                                                                     sion.

                                                                                                                                                              b) Where possible, the amount
                                                                                                                                                              of guarantees required should
                                                                                                                                                              not exceed the amount of
                                                                                                                                                              duties otherwise payable
                    Is it Implemented?         Technical           Is it        Technical         Is it            Technical         Is it       Technical          Is it        Technical          Is it       Technical
                                              Assistance?     Implemented?     Assistance?   Implemented?         Assistance?   Implemented?    Assistance?     Implemented?    Assistance?    Implemented?    Assistance?
                professionals and                            addition,                       temporary                          temporary                     Art. 63.
                technical personnel who                      promotional                     import of                          entry of
                enter to provide services                    documents are                   goods into                         goods.
                to a company is under                        not listed.                     the country.                       Supreme
                consideration.                               Supreme                         Supreme                            Decree No.
                Regulation on Equip-                         Decree No.                      Decree No.                         59-95-EF
                ment and Furnishings,                        59-95-EF                        59-95-EF
                Supreme Decree No.
                59-95-EF (04/04/95)
                b. Yes. There is no
                distinction, it is only
                indicated as explained
                above.
St. Kitts y     Yes. Customs (Control              --        Yes. Customs          --        Yes. Cus-                --        Yes. Cus-           --        Yes. Customs          --        Yes. Customs         --
Nevis           and Management) Act                          (Control and                    toms Tariff                        toms (Con-                    (Control and                    (Control and
                No. 4/1992, Section 72.                      Management)                     Act No.                            trol and                      Management)                     Management)
                                                             Act No.                         12/1984,                           Manage-                       Act No. 4/1992,                 Act No.
                                                             4/1992,                         Section 6                          ment) Act                     Section 72.                     4/1992,
                                                             Section 72.                                                        No. 4/1992,                                                   Section 72.
                                                                                                                                Section 72.
St. Lucia       a. Yes. Customs (Con-             No         Yes. Customs          --             No                 No         Yes. Cus-           --              No              No             Yes            No
                trol and Management)                         (Control and                                                       toms (Con-
                Act No. 239/1990.                            Management)                                                        trol and
                b. No                                        Act No.                                                            Manage-
                                                             249/1990.                                                          ment) Act
                                                                                                                                No. 239/
                                                                                                                                1990.
St. Vincent                 --                     --              --              --             --                  --               --           --               --             --              --             --
and the Gren-
adines
Suriname        a. Yes                      Yes. Tech-            No          Yes. See            No             Yes. See            No         Yes. See            No          Yes. See           No          Yes. See
                b. --                       nical assis-                      answer                             answer                         answer                          answer                         answer



                                                                                                            13
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Derestricted
                                                                                                                                                                                            FTAA.TNC/cbf/w/01/Rev.7
                                                                                                                                                                                                    August 29, 2001

                        Measure 1. Temporary Importation / Temporary Admission of Certain Goods Related to Business Travelers

                i.a) Provide for suspension of customs       ii. Identify promotional        iii. Establish streamlined         iv. Establish an allowable      v. a) Where possible, mini-          vi. Under normal circum-
COUNTRY         duties                                       documents and other goods       procedures for promotional         time period for temporary       mize the cost and administra-        stances, documentation
                                                             that do not require guaran-     documents and other goods          importation/temporary           tive complexity of obtaining         and approval should be
                b) Indicate if you differentiate depending   tees upon entry                 that remain in the country         admission                       guarantees for temporary             provided upon entry of the
                on whether or not these goods accompa-                                                                                                          importation/temporary admis-         business traveler
                ny the business traveler?                                                                                                                       sion.

                                                                                                                                                                b) Where possible, the amount
                                                                                                                                                                of guarantees required should
                                                                                                                                                                not exceed the amount of
                                                                                                                                                                duties otherwise payable
                    Is it Implemented?        Technical            Is it        Technical         Is it            Technical         Is it       Technical            Is it             Technical          Is it          Technical
                                             Assistance?      Implemented?     Assistance?   Implemented?         Assistance?   Implemented?    Assistance?       Implemented?         Assistance?    Implemented?       Assistance?
                                           tance required                     Measure                            Measure                        Measure                            Measure                               Measure
                                           preferably in                      1(i).                              1(i).                          1(i).                              1(i).                                 1(i).
                                           Dutch lan-
                                           guage.

Trinidad and    a. Yes                           No               No          Yes. Train-    Yes. Section             --        Yes. Section           --         a. No                   No         Yes. Execu-             --
Tobago          b. No                                                         ing in the     40 of Cus-                         40 of Cus-                        b. Yes                             tive decision.
                Section 40 of Customs                                         ATA            toms Act,                          toms Act,                         Section 40 of
                Act, Chapter 78:01.                                           Convention     Chapter                            Chapter                           Customs Act,
                                                                                             78:01.                             78:01.                            Chapter 78:01;
                                                                                                                                                                  Regulations No.
                                                                                                                                                                  164-172 of
                                                                                                                                                                  customs Act,
                                                                                                                                                                  along with
                                                                                                                                                                  Administrative
                                                                                                                                                                  Procedures.
United States   a. Yes                                       Yes. 19 CFR           ---       Yes. 19 CFR              ---       Yes. 19 USC      ---        a. Yes                           ---     Yes. As a matter         ---
                b. Yes.                                      Parts 10.151-                   Parts 10.151-                      66, 1202,                   The U.S. has signed the                  of policy, U.S.
                19 U.S. Code (USC)                           10.153, 143,                    10.153, 143,                       1321, 1484,                 ATA Convention and                       Customs makes
                66,1202, 1321, 1484;                         Subpart C.                      Subpart C.                         1498, 1552-                 implemented procedures                   declarations
                1498, 1552-4, 1623,                          HTS General                     HTS General                        4, 1623,                    that allow business                      attainable upon
                1624. 10 Code of                             Note 16.                        Note 16.                           1624. 19                    travelers to accomplish                  entry of the
                Federal Regulations                                                                                             CFR Parts                   temporary importa-                       business traveler
                (CFR) Parts 18, 54,                                                                                             18, 54, 114.                tion/ad-mission through                  from inspectors
                114.                                                                                                            HTS Chapter                 the use of carnets. This                 at ports of entry
                Harmonized Tariff                                                                                               98                          facility is intended to                  and provides
                Schedule (HTS) Chap-                                                                                                                        minimize the cost and                    declarations to
                ter 98                                                                                                                                      administrative complex-                  carriers who
                                                                                                                                                            ity of obtaining guaran-                 then disseminate
                                                                                                                                                            tees for eligible tempo-                 documents to
                                                                                                                                                            rary importations.                       travelers before
                                                                                                                                                            b. Not applicable.                       arrival.



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                                                                                                                                                                                    FTAA.TNC/cbf/w/01/Rev.7
                                                                                                                                                                                            August 29, 2001

                  Measure 1. Temporary Importation / Temporary Admission of Certain Goods Related to Business Travelers

          i.a) Provide for suspension of customs       ii. Identify promotional        iii. Establish streamlined         iv. Establish an allowable    v. a) Where possible, mini-          vi. Under normal circum-
COUNTRY   duties                                       documents and other goods       procedures for promotional         time period for temporary     mize the cost and administra-        stances, documentation
                                                       that do not require guaran-     documents and other goods          importation/temporary         tive complexity of obtaining         and approval should be
          b) Indicate if you differentiate depending   tees upon entry                 that remain in the country         admission                     guarantees for temporary             provided upon entry of the
          on whether or not these goods accompa-                                                                                                        importation/temporary admis-         business traveler
          ny the business traveler?                                                                                                                     sion.

                                                                                                                                                        b) Where possible, the amount
                                                                                                                                                        of guarantees required should
                                                                                                                                                        not exceed the amount of
                                                                                                                                                        duties otherwise payable
              Is it Implemented?        Technical            Is it        Technical         Is it            Technical         Is it       Technical          Is it             Technical          Is it       Technical
                                       Assistance?      Implemented?     Assistance?   Implemented?         Assistance?   Implemented?    Assistance?     Implemented?         Assistance?    Implemented?    Assistance?
                                                                                                                                                    U.S. Customs does not
                                                                                                                                                    undertake the calcula-
                                                                                                                                                    tion of comparative
                                                                                                                                                    costs. The costs of ATA
                                                                                                                                                    carnet issuance are
                                                                                                                                                    controlled by private
                                                                                                                                                    sector issuing associa-
                                                                                                                                                    tions, not U.S. Customs.
                                                                                                                                                    Business travelers must
                                                                                                                                                    determine which option
                                                                                                                                                    (use of temporary or of
                                                                                                                                                    normal importation
                                                                                                                                                    procedures) is least
                                                                                                                                                    costly; U.S. Customs
                                                                                                                                                    will allow an importer
                                                                                                                                                    to use any procedure for
                                                                                                                                                    which their importation
                                                                                                                                                    is eligible.
                                                                                                                                                    ATA Convention.
Uruguay   Partially. Only in the     Yes. For the      See answer to    Yes. For       See answer          Yes. For the   Yes. Decree         ---         See answer to            ---       See answer to        ---
          scope of MERCOSUR.         implementa-       Measure 1(i).    the imple-     to Measure          implementa-    330/992 of                      Measure 1(i).                      Measure 1(i).
          The National Customs       tion, in gen-                      mentation,     1(i).               tion, in       July 16,
          Administration has not     eral, of the                       in general,                        general, of    1992
          implemented a specific     ATA Chapters                       of the ATA                         the ATA
          procedure for the entry    [Annexes]                          Chapters                           Chapters
          of promotional docu-                                          [Annexes]                          [Annexes]
          ments and other items
          related to business
          travel. There are other
          rules governing tempo-
          rary admission relating
          to other items or other



                                                                                                      15
                                                                                                                                                                                           Derestricted
                                                                                                                                                                                FTAA.TNC/cbf/w/01/Rev.7
                                                                                                                                                                                        August 29, 2001

                    Measure 1. Temporary Importation / Temporary Admission of Certain Goods Related to Business Travelers

            i.a) Provide for suspension of customs       ii. Identify promotional        iii. Establish streamlined        iv. Establish an allowable    v. a) Where possible, mini-     vi. Under normal circum-
COUNTRY     duties                                       documents and other goods       procedures for promotional        time period for temporary     mize the cost and administra-   stances, documentation
                                                         that do not require guaran-     documents and other goods         importation/temporary         tive complexity of obtaining    and approval should be
            b) Indicate if you differentiate depending   tees upon entry                 that remain in the country        admission                     guarantees for temporary        provided upon entry of the
            on whether or not these goods accompa-                                                                                                       importation/temporary admis-    business traveler
            ny the business traveler?                                                                                                                    sion.

                                                                                                                                                         b) Where possible, the amount
                                                                                                                                                         of guarantees required should
                                                                                                                                                         not exceed the amount of
                                                                                                                                                         duties otherwise payable
                Is it Implemented?        Technical            Is it        Technical         Is it           Technical         Is it       Technical         Is it         Technical          Is it       Technical
                                         Assistance?      Implemented?     Assistance?   Implemented?        Assistance?   Implemented?    Assistance?    Implemented?     Assistance?    Implemented?    Assistance?
            subjects.
Venezuela   a. Yes.                          No          There is no          No             No                 No         Yes.                No        a. It is not          No        Yes.                No
            Decree No. 1665 of                           distinction. As                                                   Decree No.                    required that                   Order No. 135
            Dec. 27, 1996.                               can be appre-                                                     1665 of Dec.                  the interested                  of Sept. 20,
            b. Not specified                             ciated, it is a                                                   27, 1996,                     party present a                 1996.
                                                         Suspension                                                        Article 34.                   guarantee for
                                                         Regime of a                                                                                     the amount of
                                                         general nature,                                                                                 the import
                                                         not solely for                                                                                  duties owed,
                                                         promotional                                                                                     and the corre-
                                                         documents.                                                                                      sponding
                                                         No distinction                                                                                  payment of fees
                                                         is established                                                                                  for Customs
                                                         between goods                                                                                   Services is
                                                         that accompa-                                                                                   required.
                                                         ny the busi-                                                                                    b. Yes
                                                         ness traveler
                                                         and those that
                                                         do not.




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                                                                                 Measure 2. Express Shipments:
COUNTRY       i. Provide for separate expe-     ii. Provide for pre-arrival       iii. Permit submission of a       iv. Where possible, and with    v. In normal circumstances,         vi. In response to requests
              dited customs processing for      processing of information and     single manifest covering all of   the appropriate guarantees,     express shipments should be         from express shipment com-
              express shipments                 data related to express ship-     the goods in the shipment by      provide for the release of      released by customs authori-        panies, consideration could
                                                ments                             the express service company,      certain goods through sub-      ties within 6 hours of the          be given to providing extend-
                                                                                  through electronic or other       mission of minimal docu-        submission of necessary             ed hours of service and/or
                                                                                  means                             mentation and/or deferred       customs documentation               customs processing at prem-
                                                                                                                    payment                         provided the goods have             ises under the control of the
                                                                                                                                                    arrived                             customs authority, at the
                                                                                                                                                                                        discretion of customs authori-
                                                                                                                                                                                        ties
                    Is it          Technical          Is it         Technical           Is it         Technical           Is it        Technical     Is it Implement-      Technical         Is it          Technical
                Implemented?      Assistance?    Implemented?      Assistance?     Implemented?      Assistance?     Implemented?     Assistance?            ed?          Assistance?    Implemented?      Assistance?
Antigua and         ---               ---            ---               ---              ---              ---              ---             ---              ---                ---             ---              ---
Barbuda
Argentina     Yes. Decree             --             No               No          Yes. Annex III         --         Dispatch is           --              Yes                No              Yes              No
              No. 1187/93,                                                        "A", Item B.1;                    permitted with
              Resolution No.                      Date to be                      Annex IV "C"                      the presenta-
              2436/96                              defined                        of Resolution                     tion of mini-
              (RGANTI),                                                           No. 4288/95.                      mum docu-
              Resolution No.                                                                                        mentation.
              3236/96                                                                                               Without
              (RGCOTI).                                                                                             deferred
                                                                                                                    payment
Bahamas             Yes                --             No               --              No                --           Under study         --              Yes                 --              No               --
Barbados      Yes. Section       Yes. Re-       Partially.      Yes. Mainly            --                --            Partially.         --        Yes. Section              ---       Yes. Section 8         --
              171 of Customs     quired to      Customs Act.    in the area of                                                                      171 of the                          of Customs
              Act.               provide                        computer                                                                            Customs Act                         Act.
                                 upgraded                       software.
                                 electronic
                                 processing
                                 of infor-
                                 mation in
                                 terms of
                                 acquisition
                                 of the
                                 software
                                 and train-
                                 ing in the
                                 use of the
                                 software.
Belize           Partially       Yes. Draft-    Yes. Proce-            ---              ---              ---           Partially     Yes. Tech-     Yes. Depart-              ---          Partially           ---
                                 ing            dures and                                                                            nical and      mental policy.
                                 amendment      Customs Law.                                                                         legal draft-
                                 to existing                                                                                         ing for
                                 law re-                                                                                             amendment




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                                                                                  Measure 2. Express Shipments:
COUNTRY        i. Provide for separate expe-     ii. Provide for pre-arrival       iii. Permit submission of a       iv. Where possible, and with    v. In normal circumstances,         vi. In response to requests
               dited customs processing for      processing of information and     single manifest covering all of   the appropriate guarantees,     express shipments should be         from express shipment com-
               express shipments                 data related to express ship-     the goods in the shipment by      provide for the release of      released by customs authori-        panies, consideration could
                                                 ments                             the express service company,      certain goods through sub-      ties within 6 hours of the          be given to providing extend-
                                                                                   through electronic or other       mission of minimal docu-        submission of necessary             ed hours of service and/or
                                                                                   means                             mentation and/or deferred       customs documentation               customs processing at prem-
                                                                                                                     payment                         provided the goods have             ises under the control of the
                                                                                                                                                     arrived                             customs authority, at the
                                                                                                                                                                                         discretion of customs authori-
                                                                                                                                                                                         ties
                     Is it          Technical          Is it         Technical           Is it         Technical           Is it        Technical     Is it Implement-      Technical          Is it         Technical
                 Implemented?      Assistance?    Implemented?      Assistance?     Implemented?      Assistance?     Implemented?     Assistance?            ed?          Assistance?     Implemented?     Assistance?
                                  quired.                                                                                             on the law.
Bolivia        Yes.                    ---       No. Estimated    Yes, TA is       Yes              Yes, TA is       Yes minimal           ---       Partially            Yes, TA is     Partially (envi-   Yes, TA is
               Law No. 1990,                     for the end of   needed           Law No.          needed           documenta-                      (envisioned in       needed         sioned in future   needed
               Art. 133,                         2002.                             1990, Art.                        tion; (Law No.                  future Regula-                      Regulations to
               paragraph d)                                                        133, para-                        1990, Art.                      tions to Law                        Law No. 1990)
                                                                                   graph d)                          133) No                         No. 1990)
                                                                                                                     deferred
                                                                                                                     payment
Brazil         Yes. IN 57,             ---       Yes. IN 102 of         ---        Yes. IN 57,            ---        Yes. IN 57,           ---             Yes                 ---        Yes. IN 57,           ---
               Oct. 1, 1996                      December 20,                      Oct. 1, 1996;                     Oct. 1, 1996                                                         Oct. 1, 1996
                                                 1994.                             IN 69, Dec.
                                                                                   10, 1996
Canada         Yes. Customs            ---       Yes. Depart-           ---        Yes. Depart-           ---        Yes. Depart-          ---       Yes. Depart-              ---       Yes. Couriers          ---
               Act, Sections                     mental Memo-                      mental Memo-                      mental Memo-                    mental Memo-                        pay cost-
               32, 40 and 43;                    randum D17-                       randum D17-                       randum D17-                     randum D17-4-                       recovery for
               Order in Coun-                    4-0: Courier/                     4-0: Couri-                       4-0: Couri-                     0: Courier/Low                      services-on-
               cil P.C. 1995-                    Low Value                         er/Low Value                      er/Low Value                    Value Ship-                         demand
               1352, August                      Shipment                          Shipment                          Shipment                        ment (LVS)                          Departmental
               16, 1995                          (LVS) Pro-                        (LVS) Pro-                        (LVS) Pro-                      Program - Low                       Memorandum
               Departmental                      gram - Low                        gram - Low                        gram - Low                      Value Com-                          D17-4-0:
               Memorandum                        Value Com-                        Value Com-                        Value Com-                      mercial Goods                       Courier/Low
               D17-4-0:                          mercial Goods                     mercial Goods                     mercial Goods                                                       Value Shipment
               Courier/Low                                                                                                                                                               (LVS) Program
               Value Shipment                                                                                                                                                            - Low Value
               (LVS) Program                                                                                                                                                             Commercial
               - Low Value                                                                                                                                                               Goods
               Commercial
               Goods.

Chile          Yes. Resolution         ---            Yes               ---        Yes. Tariff            ---        Yes. With             ---             Yes                 ---             Yes              ---
               2400 of 1985,                                                       Law, Article                      supporting
General re-    Chap. III,                                                          37; Resolution                    documenta-
quirement of   Number 8.7                                                          2400 of 1985,                     tion. Resolu-




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                                                                                         Measure 2. Express Shipments:
COUNTRY             i. Provide for separate expe-     ii. Provide for pre-arrival         iii. Permit submission of a       iv. Where possible, and with    v. In normal circumstances,        vi. In response to requests
                    dited customs processing for      processing of information and       single manifest covering all of   the appropriate guarantees,     express shipments should be        from express shipment com-
                    express shipments                 data related to express ship-       the goods in the shipment by      provide for the release of      released by customs authori-       panies, consideration could
                                                      ments                               the express service company,      certain goods through sub-      ties within 6 hours of the         be given to providing extend-
                                                                                          through electronic or other       mission of minimal docu-        submission of necessary            ed hours of service and/or
                                                                                          means                             mentation and/or deferred       customs documentation              customs processing at prem-
                                                                                                                            payment                         provided the goods have            ises under the control of the
                                                                                                                                                            arrived                            customs authority, at the
                                                                                                                                                                                               discretion of customs authori-
                                                                                                                                                                                               ties
                          Is it          Technical          Is it           Technical              Is it      Technical           Is it        Technical    Is it Implement-      Technical         Is it          Technical
                      Implemented?      Assistance?    Implemented?        Assistance?        Implemented?   Assistance?     Implemented?     Assistance?           ed?          Assistance?    Implemented?      Assistance?
technical                                                                                 Chap. III,                        tion No. 2400
assistance:                                                                               Number                            of 1985,
Request the                                                                               8.7.10, para-                     Chapter III,
creation of                                                                               graph 6.                          Number
working groups                                                                                                              8.7.15
to define a
framework to
establish rights,
obligations and
sanctions for
couriers.
Colombia            Yes.                    ---       No                     Yes.               Yes               Yes       Yes, mini-            ---            Yes                 ---            Yes               ---
                    Decree 2685 of                    Implemen-       Assistance is needed      Decree                      mum docu-
                    1999.                             tation          for implementing a        2685 of                     mentation
                    Resolution                        based on        monitoring computer       1999                        (Decree 2685
                    DIAN No. 4240                     technical       program, at some of       Resolu-                     of 1999 and
                    of 2000.                          assistance      the customs admin-        tion 4240                   Res. DIAN
                    Decree No.                        needs.          istrations, which is      of 2000                     4240 of
                    1232 of 2001                                      compatible with the                                   2000); No
                                                                      Century XXI Cus-                                      payment
                                                                      toms System. The                                      deferral
                                                                      Century XXI Com-
                                                                      puter Program has
                                                                      the following proper-
                                                                      ties:
                                                                      The programs/
                                                                      applications have
                                                                      been developed with
                                                                      WWW Internet tools:
                                                                      Windows NTES, IIS,
                                                                      Certificate Server,
                                                                      RDBMS SQL,
                                                                      SERVER v7. The




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                                                                                                                                                                                  August 29, 2001

                                                                                   Measure 2. Express Shipments:
COUNTRY      i. Provide for separate expe-      ii. Provide for pre-arrival          iii. Permit submission of a       iv. Where possible, and with    v. In normal circumstances,        vi. In response to requests
             dited customs processing for       processing of information and        single manifest covering all of   the appropriate guarantees,     express shipments should be        from express shipment com-
             express shipments                  data related to express ship-        the goods in the shipment by      provide for the release of      released by customs authori-       panies, consideration could
                                                ments                                the express service company,      certain goods through sub-      ties within 6 hours of the         be given to providing extend-
                                                                                     through electronic or other       mission of minimal docu-        submission of necessary            ed hours of service and/or
                                                                                     means                             mentation and/or deferred       customs documentation              customs processing at prem-
                                                                                                                       payment                         provided the goods have            ises under the control of the
                                                                                                                                                       arrived                            customs authority, at the
                                                                                                                                                                                          discretion of customs authori-
                                                                                                                                                                                          ties
                   Is it          Technical           Is it          Technical             Is it         Technical           Is it        Technical    Is it Implement-      Technical         Is it          Technical
               Implemented?      Assistance?     Implemented?       Assistance?       Implemented?      Assistance?     Implemented?     Assistance?           ed?          Assistance?    Implemented?      Assistance?
                                                              computer system has
                                                              the following tele-
                                                              communications
                                                              systems: *dedicated
                                                              E1 (2Mbps) Internet
                                                              connections, *120-
                                                              line PBX connec-
                                                              tions, *FRAME
                                                              RELAY WAN
                                                              connections. Pro-
                                                              tected with
                                                              FIREWALL infor-
                                                              mation security
                                                              technology and PKII
                                                              components through
                                                              digital certificates. In
                                                              the near future,
                                                              digital signatures will
                                                              be used.
Costa Rica   Yes. Law No.       Yes, it is           No.         Yes. Tech-                 No.       Yes, because     Yes              No             Yes                     No              Yes              No
             7557, Art. 127     appropriate                      nical and                            the necessary    Law No.                         Law No. 7557,
             to 129 and 409     to have an        Estimated      economic             Estimated       technological    7557, Art. 417                  Art. 417 and
             to 419 of its      expert in        implementa-     assistance for       implementa-     platform is      and 418                         418.
             Regulations        this area, in   tion by 2002.    reviewing            tion by 2002.   not in place.
                                order to                         legislation and
                                assess the                       current proce-
                                customs                          dure, in order
                                legislation                      to develop
                                and the                          software and
                                respective                       acquire
                                procedure.                       equipment to
                                Based on                         implement
                                the results                      this measure.




                                                                                                       20
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                                                                                                                                                                      FTAA.TNC/cbf/w/01/Rev.7
                                                                                                                                                                              August 29, 2001

                                                                               Measure 2. Express Shipments:
COUNTRY     i. Provide for separate expe-     ii. Provide for pre-arrival       iii. Permit submission of a       iv. Where possible, and with     v. In normal circumstances,        vi. In response to requests
            dited customs processing for      processing of information and     single manifest covering all of   the appropriate guarantees,      express shipments should be        from express shipment com-
            express shipments                 data related to express ship-     the goods in the shipment by      provide for the release of       released by customs authori-       panies, consideration could
                                              ments                             the express service company,      certain goods through sub-       ties within 6 hours of the         be given to providing extend-
                                                                                through electronic or other       mission of minimal docu-         submission of necessary            ed hours of service and/or
                                                                                means                             mentation and/or deferred        customs documentation              customs processing at prem-
                                                                                                                  payment                          provided the goods have            ises under the control of the
                                                                                                                                                   arrived                            customs authority, at the
                                                                                                                                                                                      discretion of customs authori-
                                                                                                                                                                                      ties
                  Is it          Technical          Is it         Technical           Is it         Technical           Is it         Technical    Is it Implement-      Technical         Is it          Technical
              Implemented?      Assistance?    Implemented?      Assistance?     Implemented?      Assistance?     Implemented?      Assistance?           ed?          Assistance?    Implemented?      Assistance?
                               of such
                               assessment,
                               a second
                               stage will
                               be in-
                               volved, to
                               develop the
                               necessary
                               computer
                               systems.

Dominica          No                ---            No                ---              Yes               ---          Partially           ---             No                 ---             No               ---
Dominican   Yes. Decree             ---       Yes. Decree            ---        Partially.        Yes. All that   Yes. Law No.      Yes. Re-       Yes. Decree              ---       Yes. Decree            ---
Republic    No. 107-98.                       No. 107-98                        Decree No.        remains is to   3489              formulate      No. 107-98 and                     No. 107-98
                                                                                107-98            acquire                           the draft      Decree No. 96-
                                                                                                  additional                        Customs        98
                                                                                                  computer                          Law before
                                                                                                  equipment,                        the Con-
                                                                                                  to complete                       gress so it
                                                                                                  the software                      will provide
                                                                                                  develop-                          for deferred
                                                                                                  ment, and to                      payment.
                                                                                                  provide
                                                                                                  appropriate
                                                                                                  training.
Ecuador     Yes. Customs           Yes        This is subject       Yes         The Ministeri-          No        Yes to simpli-        No         In the case of          Yes        Yes. We               Yes
            Organic    Law                    to regulations                    al Agreement                      fied documen-                    small packages,                    anticipate that
            No. 99, Article                   established by                    No. 034                           tation (general                  the customs                        customs will
            69 on Interna-                    the national                      establishes                       manifest), but                   procedure is                       work 24 hours a
            tional Mail and                   customs                           that small                        there is no                      immediate (2                       day receiving
            Express Mail.                     authority.                        parcels or                        deferment of                     hours). In the                     and clearing
                                              Implementa-                       international                     payment.                         case of goods                      shipments.
                                              tion of a new                     mail will clear                   Ministerial                      whose value is




                                                                                                  21
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                                                                                                                                                                                  August 29, 2001

                                                                                   Measure 2. Express Shipments:
COUNTRY       i. Provide for separate expe-     ii. Provide for pre-arrival         iii. Permit submission of a       iv. Where possible, and with    v. In normal circumstances,         vi. In response to requests
              dited customs processing for      processing of information and       single manifest covering all of   the appropriate guarantees,     express shipments should be         from express shipment com-
              express shipments                 data related to express ship-       the goods in the shipment by      provide for the release of      released by customs authori-        panies, consideration could
                                                ments                               the express service company,      certain goods through sub-      ties within 6 hours of the          be given to providing extend-
                                                                                    through electronic or other       mission of minimal docu-        submission of necessary             ed hours of service and/or
                                                                                    means                             mentation and/or deferred       customs documentation               customs processing at prem-
                                                                                                                      payment                         provided the goods have             ises under the control of the
                                                                                                                                                      arrived                             customs authority, at the
                                                                                                                                                                                          discretion of customs authori-
                                                                                                                                                                                          ties
                    Is it          Technical          Is it           Technical           Is it         Technical           Is it        Technical     Is it Implement-      Technical         Is it          Technical
                Implemented?      Assistance?    Implemented?        Assistance?     Implemented?      Assistance?     Implemented?     Assistance?            ed?          Assistance?    Implemented?      Assistance?
                                                set of regula-                      Customs using                     Agreement                       greater than
                                                tions is antici-                    a simplified                      No. 034,                        US$200 and
                                                pated. We                           declaration.                      Article 13.                     samples with
                                                expect to                           180 days.                                                         no commercial
                                                implement a                                                                                           value, whose
                                                new system                                                                                            value exceeds
                                                within 120                                                                                            US$500, they
                                                days from                                                                                             must undergo
                                                October 2000.                                                                                         normal pro-
                                                                                                                                                      cessing,
                                                                                                                                                      following
                                                                                                                                                      physical valua-
                                                                                                                                                      tion. 120 days.
                                                                                                                                                      In the case of
                                                                                                                                                      correspond-
                                                                                                                                                      ence, clearance
                                                                                                                                                      is almost
                                                                                                                                                      immediate. For
                                                                                                                                                      other types of
                                                                                                                                                      goods, we are
                                                                                                                                                      implementing a
                                                                                                                                                      procedure
                                                                                                                                                      providing for
                                                                                                                                                      rapid pro-
                                                                                                                                                      cessing, with
                                                                                                                                                      customs work-
                                                                                                                                                      ing 24 hours.
El Salvador   a. Yes. Instruc-   Receive the    No, still under    Receive the      No, still under   Receive the          No          Receive the    Yes, (less than      Receive the    Yes. Decree           No
              tion 1/98,         necessary      study.             necessary        study.            necessary                        necessary      6 hours).            necessary      134, Law of
              procedures for     training to                       training to                        training to                      training to                         training to    Extraordinary
              clearance of       manage                            manage                             manage                           manage                              manage         Services in the
              goods trans-       customs                           customs                            customs                          customs                             customs        Customs Offic-
              ported by          control                           control sys-                       control                          control                             control        es of the Re-




                                                                                                      22
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                                                                                                                                                                        FTAA.TNC/cbf/w/01/Rev.7
                                                                                                                                                                                August 29, 2001

                                                                                Measure 2. Express Shipments:
COUNTRY     i. Provide for separate expe-     ii. Provide for pre-arrival        iii. Permit submission of a       iv. Where possible, and with      v. In normal circumstances,        vi. In response to requests
            dited customs processing for      processing of information and      single manifest covering all of   the appropriate guarantees,       express shipments should be        from express shipment com-
            express shipments                 data related to express ship-      the goods in the shipment by      provide for the release of        released by customs authori-       panies, consideration could
                                              ments                              the express service company,      certain goods through sub-        ties within 6 hours of the         be given to providing extend-
                                                                                 through electronic or other       mission of minimal docu-          submission of necessary            ed hours of service and/or
                                                                                 means                             mentation and/or deferred         customs documentation              customs processing at prem-
                                                                                                                   payment                           provided the goods have            ises under the control of the
                                                                                                                                                     arrived                            customs authority, at the
                                                                                                                                                                                        discretion of customs authori-
                                                                                                                                                                                        ties
                  Is it          Technical          Is it         Technical            Is it         Technical           Is it        Technical      Is it Implement-      Technical          Is it         Technical
              Implemented?      Assistance?    Implemented?      Assistance?      Implemented?      Assistance?     Implemented?     Assistance?             ed?          Assistance?     Implemented?     Assistance?
            courier compa-     systems                        tems that                           systems that                      systems that                         systems        public.
            nies.              that facili-                   facilitate the                      facilitate the                    facilitate the                       that facili-
                               tate the                       rapid release                       rapid release                     rapid                                tate the
                               rapid                          of express                          of express                        release of                           rapid
                               release of                     shipments                           shipments                         express                              release of
                               express                        while also                          while also                        shipments                            express
                               shipments                      minimizing                          minimizing                        while also                           shipments
                               while also                     the possibility                     the possibil-                     minimizing                           while also
                               minimizing                     of fraud in the                     ity of fraud                      the possibil-                        minimizing
                               the possi-                     declaration of                      in the decla-                     ity of fraud                         the possi-
                               bility of                      these ship-                         ration of                         in the                               bility of
                               fraud in the                   ments.                              these ship-                       declaration                          fraud in the
                               declaration                                                        ments.                            of these                             declaration
                               of these                                                                                             shipments.                           of these
                               shipments.                                                                                                                                shipments.

Grenada           ---              ---              ---              ---               ---               ---            ---               ---              ---               ---              ---             ---
Guatemala   Yes                    No         No.             Yes. Changes       No.              Yes. Chang-           No.         Yes. Legis-      Yes. Resolu-            No               Yes             No
                                              Estimated       in administra-     Estimated        es in admin-                      lative           tion No.
            CAUCA III Art.                    implementa-     tive proce-        implementa-      istrative          Estimated      changes;         003142 of the
            86                                tion by April   dure.              tion by April    procedure;       implementa-      acquisition      General Cus-
            Resolution No.                    7, 2001                            7, 2001          acquisition      tion by April    of equip-        toms Division,
            003142 of the                                     Training                            of equip-           7, 2001       ment;            27 March 1998
            General Cus-                                      related to                          ment; acqui-                      acquisition
            toms Division,                                    procedural                          sition of                         of computer
            27 March 1998                                     practices is                        computer                          programs
                                                              required, that                      programs
                                                              will allow for
                                                              the applica-
                                                              tion of soft-
                                                              ware packages
                                                              that will
                                                              improve the




                                                                                                   23
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                                                                                Measure 2. Express Shipments:
COUNTRY    i. Provide for separate expe-     ii. Provide for pre-arrival         iii. Permit submission of a       iv. Where possible, and with    v. In normal circumstances,        vi. In response to requests
           dited customs processing for      processing of information and       single manifest covering all of   the appropriate guarantees,     express shipments should be        from express shipment com-
           express shipments                 data related to express ship-       the goods in the shipment by      provide for the release of      released by customs authori-       panies, consideration could
                                             ments                               the express service company,      certain goods through sub-      ties within 6 hours of the         be given to providing extend-
                                                                                 through electronic or other       mission of minimal docu-        submission of necessary            ed hours of service and/or
                                                                                 means                             mentation and/or deferred       customs documentation              customs processing at prem-
                                                                                                                   payment                         provided the goods have            ises under the control of the
                                                                                                                                                   arrived                            customs authority, at the
                                                                                                                                                                                      discretion of customs authori-
                                                                                                                                                                                      ties
                 Is it          Technical          Is it         Technical             Is it         Technical           Is it        Technical    Is it Implement-      Technical         Is it          Technical
             Implemented?      Assistance?    Implemented?      Assistance?       Implemented?      Assistance?     Implemented?     Assistance?           ed?          Assistance?    Implemented?      Assistance?
                                                              handling of
                                                              express ship-
                                                              ment (couri-
                                                              er), facilitate
                                                              cross controls,
                                                              data collection
                                                              and mecha-
                                                              nisms of
                                                              inspection.
Guyana     Yes. Section            ---       Yes. Adminis-           ---              Yes               ---        Yes. Section          ---       Yes. Section             ---       Yes, Customs           ---
           270 of the                        trative proce-                                                        270 of Cus-                     270 of the                         Regulations
           Customs Act                       dure under                                                            toms Act                        Customs Act                        173 & 63 of
                                             Section 270 is                                                                                                                           Customs Act
                                             used
Haiti            Yes               ---              No              Yes               Yes               ---              Yes             ---            Yes                 ---            Yes               ---
Honduras   Yes. Articles           ---             Yes        Yes                     No.               Yes                              ---            Yes                 ---            Yes               ---
           124, 127, 128                                                                                           Yes
           and 129, Cus-                                      In order to          Shipments
           toms Law; Art.                                     establish and         valued at                      Shipments
           5, Number 3.5                                      implement           greater than                     valued at
           of Decree 50-92                                    procedures           $300 need                       greater than
                                                              and training in         DUA                          $300
                                                              the use of
                                                              computer
                                                              packages,
                                                              technical
                                                              assistance is
                                                              needed for the
                                                              implementa-
                                                              tion process.
Jamaica    Yes. Jamaican      Yes. Would          No          Yes. Would be      Yes. General     Yes. In          Yes. Jamai-           --        Yes. Jamaican            --        Yes. Jamaican          --
           Customs Regu-      be needed                       needed for         provisions of    assisting        can Customs                     Customs                            Customs Regu-
           lations.           for estab-                      establishing       the Jamaican     some of the      Act.                            Regulations.                       lations.




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                                                                               Measure 2. Express Shipments:
COUNTRY     i. Provide for separate expe-     ii. Provide for pre-arrival       iii. Permit submission of a       iv. Where possible, and with    v. In normal circumstances,        vi. In response to requests
            dited customs processing for      processing of information and     single manifest covering all of   the appropriate guarantees,     express shipments should be        from express shipment com-
            express shipments                 data related to express ship-     the goods in the shipment by      provide for the release of      released by customs authori-       panies, consideration could
                                              ments                             the express service company,      certain goods through sub-      ties within 6 hours of the         be given to providing extend-
                                                                                through electronic or other       mission of minimal docu-        submission of necessary            ed hours of service and/or
                                                                                means                             mentation and/or deferred       customs documentation              customs processing at prem-
                                                                                                                  payment                         provided the goods have            ises under the control of the
                                                                                                                                                  arrived                            customs authority, at the
                                                                                                                                                                                     discretion of customs authori-
                                                                                                                                                                                     ties
                  Is it          Technical          Is it         Technical           Is it         Technical           Is it        Technical    Is it Implement-      Technical          Is it         Technical
              Implemented?      Assistance?    Implemented?      Assistance?     Implemented?      Assistance?     Implemented?     Assistance?           ed?          Assistance?     Implemented?     Assistance?
                               lishing                        internet          Customs Act.      shipping
                               internet                       protocol                            agents to get
                               protocol                       network                             on line and
                               network                        facilities.                         also to be
                               facilities.                                                        able to
                                                                                                  produce the
                                                                                                  standard
                                                                                                  format.
Mexico      Yes. Customs            ---            No                ---        Yes. Customs            ---       Yes. Yes.             ---            Yes                 ---       Yes. Customs           ---
            Law, Article                                                        Law, Article                      Customs Law,                                                       Law, Article
            172, section I;                                                     172, Section I,                   Article 172,                                                       18, and Article
            Article 193 of                                                      and Article                       Section I, and                                                     8 of the Regula-
            its Regulations                                                     193 of its                        Article 193 of                                                     tions and rule
            and rule Nos.:                                                      Regulations.                      its Regula-                                                        3.3.1. of the
            3.5.24, 3.6.3.,                                                                                       tions and rule                                                     Miscellaneous
            subheading H.,                                                                                        3.6.3., sub-                                                       Foreign Trade
            3.7.6., 3.7.7.                                                                                        heading H., of                                                     Resolution of
            and 3.7.8.                                                                                            the miscella-                                                      2000.
            3.7.10 of the                                                                                         neous Foreign
            Miscellaneous                                                                                         Trade Resolu-
            Foreign Trade                                                                                         tion of 2000,
            Resolution of                                                                                         Mexican
            2000.                                                                                                 Postal Service
                                                                                                                  Law.
Nicaragua   Yes. Through            ---            No         Yes. To           Yes. Through           ---        Yes. Through          ---       Yes. Law No.             ---       Yes. Through           ---
            administrative                                    develop           administrative                    administrative                  265 "Law                           administrative
            rules                                             computer          rules                             rules                           Establishing                       rules
                                                              modules to                                                                          Auto-Dispatch
                                                              allow users to                                                                      for Importa-
                                                              access data on                                                                      tion, Exporta-
                                                              foreign trade,                                                                      tion and Other
                                                              customs                                                                             Regimes",
                                                              procedures                                                                          published in




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                                                                              Measure 2. Express Shipments:
COUNTRY    i. Provide for separate expe-     ii. Provide for pre-arrival       iii. Permit submission of a       iv. Where possible, and with    v. In normal circumstances,         vi. In response to requests
           dited customs processing for      processing of information and     single manifest covering all of   the appropriate guarantees,     express shipments should be         from express shipment com-
           express shipments                 data related to express ship-     the goods in the shipment by      provide for the release of      released by customs authori-        panies, consideration could
                                             ments                             the express service company,      certain goods through sub-      ties within 6 hours of the          be given to providing extend-
                                                                               through electronic or other       mission of minimal docu-        submission of necessary             ed hours of service and/or
                                                                               means                             mentation and/or deferred       customs documentation               customs processing at prem-
                                                                                                                 payment                         provided the goods have             ises under the control of the
                                                                                                                                                 arrived                             customs authority, at the
                                                                                                                                                                                     discretion of customs authori-
                                                                                                                                                                                     ties
                 Is it          Technical          Is it         Technical           Is it         Technical           Is it        Technical     Is it Implement-      Technical          Is it         Technical
             Implemented?      Assistance?    Implemented?      Assistance?     Implemented?      Assistance?     Implemented?     Assistance?            ed?          Assistance?     Implemented?     Assistance?
                                                             and standards,                                                                      "La Gaceta"
                                                             as well as                                                                          Diario Oficial
                                                             electronic                                                                          No. 219 of
                                                             clearance                                                                           Nov. 17, 1997
                                                             [dispatch] for                                                                      and its Regula-
                                                             all users.                                                                          tions.

Panama     Yes. There are         No              Yes              No          Yes. Tax               No         Yes. Para. 4          No              Yes                No               Yes             No
           internal proce-                                                     Code, Art.                        of law 16 of
           dures, but no                                                       460 et. seq.                      29 August
           law.                                                                                                  1979, modi-
                                                                                                                 fied by Art.
                                                                                                                 No. 8 of the
                                                                                                                 July 1996 law.

                                                                                                                 Article No.
                                                                                                                 446 of the
                                                                                                                 Fiscal Code,
                                                                                                                 modified by
                                                                                                                 law No. 36 of
                                                                                                                 6 July 1995.
                                                                                                                 Official
                                                                                                                 Gazette
                                                                                                                 22,825 of 13
                                                                                                                 July 1995
Paraguay         Yes              ---              Yes             ---              Yes               ---              Yes             ---               Yes              ---               ---            ---
Peru       Yes. Supreme           No         Yes. The              No          Yes. See the           No         Yes. Simple,          No        Customs                  No         Yes. Legisla-         No
           Decree No.                        transmission                      response to                       flexible                        release is                          tive Decree No.
           032-93-TCC of                     of the Cargo                      Measure 2i)                       dispatch is                     planned to be                       809 of April 19,
           November 4,                       Manifest                                                            provided for,                   within a period                     1996 of the
           1993; Supreme                     before the                                                          with presenta-                  of 6 hours, but                     General Cus-
           Decree No.                        arrival of                                                          tion of mini-                   it is subject to                    toms Law, and
           071-98-EF of                      mailbags via                                                        mal documen-                    the time-                           Supreme De-




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COUNTRY         i. Provide for separate expe-     ii. Provide for pre-arrival       iii. Permit submission of a       iv. Where possible, and with    v. In normal circumstances,         vi. In response to requests
                dited customs processing for      processing of information and     single manifest covering all of   the appropriate guarantees,     express shipments should be         from express shipment com-
                express shipments                 data related to express ship-     the goods in the shipment by      provide for the release of      released by customs authori-        panies, consideration could
                                                  ments                             the express service company,      certain goods through sub-      ties within 6 hours of the          be given to providing extend-
                                                                                    through electronic or other       mission of minimal docu-        submission of necessary             ed hours of service and/or
                                                                                    means                             mentation and/or deferred       customs documentation               customs processing at prem-
                                                                                                                      payment                         provided the goods have             ises under the control of the
                                                                                                                                                      arrived                             customs authority, at the
                                                                                                                                                                                          discretion of customs authori-
                                                                                                                                                                                          ties
                      Is it          Technical          Is it         Technical           Is it         Technical           Is it        Technical     Is it Implement-      Technical         Is it          Technical
                  Implemented?      Assistance?    Implemented?      Assistance?     Implemented?      Assistance?     Implemented?     Assistance?            ed?          Assistance?    Implemented?      Assistance?
                July 11, 1998;                    international                                                       tation. Su-                     schedule                            cree No. 121-
                and National                      messenger is                                                        preme Decree                    established by                      96-EF of
                Intendancy                        established.                                                        71-98-EF; and                   banking enti-                       December 24,
                Resolution                        Supreme                                                             R.I.N. No.                      ties for the                        1996 of the
                (R.I.N) No.                       Decree No.                                                          002126.                         cancellation of                     Regulations to
                002126 of                         071-98-EF of                                                        Deferred                        of duties,                          the General
                December 7,                       July 11, 1998                                                       payment of                      which may                           Customs Law.
                1998.                             and R.I.N. No.                                                      duties is not                   exceed such
                                                  002126 of                                                           provided for                    period. R.I.N.
                                                  December 7,                                                         because the                     No. 002126
                                                  1998.                                                               General
                                                                                                                      Customs Law
                                                                                                                      does not allow
                                                                                                                      it. Legislative
                                                                                                                      Decree No.
                                                                                                                      809 of April
                                                                                                                      19, 1996,
                                                                                                                      General
                                                                                                                      Customs Law.
St. Kitts and   Yes. Depart-            --             No                --         Yes. Customs           --         Yes. Depart-          --        Yes. Customs              --        Yes. Depart-           --
Nevis           mental Policies                                                     (Control and                      mental Poli-                    (Control and                        mental Policies
                and Procedures.                                                     Management)                       cies and                        Management)                         and Procedures.
                                                                                    Act No.                           Procedures.                     Act No.
                                                                                    4/1992,                                                           4/1992, Section
                                                                                    Section 25.                                                       26.
St. Lucia            Yes.              No              Yes              No                No               No         Yes. Customs          No              Yes                No              Yes              No
                                                                                                                      (Control and
                                                                                                                      Management)
                                                                                                                      Act No.
                                                                                                                      239/1990.
St. Vincent            --               --              --               --               --               --               --              --                --                --               --              --
and the Gren-
adines




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                                                                                    Measure 2. Express Shipments:
COUNTRY         i. Provide for separate expe-     ii. Provide for pre-arrival        iii. Permit submission of a       iv. Where possible, and with    v. In normal circumstances,        vi. In response to requests
                dited customs processing for      processing of information and      single manifest covering all of   the appropriate guarantees,     express shipments should be        from express shipment com-
                express shipments                 data related to express ship-      the goods in the shipment by      provide for the release of      released by customs authori-       panies, consideration could
                                                  ments                              the express service company,      certain goods through sub-      ties within 6 hours of the         be given to providing extend-
                                                                                     through electronic or other       mission of minimal docu-        submission of necessary            ed hours of service and/or
                                                                                     means                             mentation and/or deferred       customs documentation              customs processing at prem-
                                                                                                                       payment                         provided the goods have            ises under the control of the
                                                                                                                                                       arrived                            customs authority, at the
                                                                                                                                                                                          discretion of customs authori-
                                                                                                                                                                                          ties
                      Is it          Technical          Is it         Technical            Is it         Technical           Is it        Technical    Is it Implement-      Technical         Is it          Technical
                  Implemented?      Assistance?    Implemented?      Assistance?      Implemented?      Assistance?     Implemented?     Assistance?           ed?          Assistance?    Implemented?      Assistance?
Suriname              No           Yes. Tech-          No         Yes. See                No          Yes. See              No          Yes. See             No            Yes. See             No          Yes. See
                                   nical                          answer Meas-                        answer                            answer                             answer                           answer
                                   assistance                     ure 2(i).                           Measure                           Measure                            Measure                          Measure
                                   required                                                           2(i).                             2(i).                              2(i).                            2(i).
                                   preferably
                                   in Dutch
                                   language.

Trinidad and    Yes. Adminis-          No              No           Yes. Equip-      Yes. Section      Yes. Equip-     Yes. Regula-     Yes.           Yes. Adminis-           No              Yes              No
Tobago          trative guide-                                         ment          72 of Customs        ment         tion No. 49 of   Equipment      trative guide-
                lines                                                                Act, Chapter                      Customs Act,     and Train-          lines.
                                                                                     78:01.                            Chapter          ing.
                                                                                                                       78:01.
United States   Yes. 19 USC             ---       Yes. 19 USC            ---         Yes. 19 USC            ---        Yes. 19 CFR           ---       Yes. U.S.                ---       Yes. 19 CFR            ---
                66, 1321, 1484,                   1431. 19 CFR                       1431. 19 CFR                      128, Subpart                    Customs                            128, Subparts
                1498, 1624. 19                    128.21.                            128, Subpart                      C.                              Policy.                            A and B
                CFR Part 128                                                         C.
Uruguay         Yes. Daily              ---            No                ---         Yes. Daily             ---             No               ---            Yes                 ---             No               ---
                Order No.                                                            Order No.
                109/994 of Oct.                                                      109/994 of
                13, 1994.                                                            Oct. 13, 1994.
Venezuela       Yes                    No              No         Yes. It would           Yes               No         No minimal            No        Yes. Depend-            No              Yes              No
                Resolution No.                                    include the                                          documenta-                      ing on the
                3502 of July 8,                                   establishment                                        tion. Yes,                      speed with
                1997                                              and develop-                                         deferred                        which the
                                                                  ment of a self-                                      payment.                        company
                                                                  contained                                                                            presents the
                                                                  project for                                                                          appropriate
                                                                  establishing                                                                         documents.
                                                                  an electronic
                                                                  system to
                                                                  allow infor-
                                                                  mation pro-




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                                                                              Measure 2. Express Shipments:
COUNTRY   i. Provide for separate expe-     ii. Provide for pre-arrival        iii. Permit submission of a       iv. Where possible, and with    v. In normal circumstances,        vi. In response to requests
          dited customs processing for      processing of information and      single manifest covering all of   the appropriate guarantees,     express shipments should be        from express shipment com-
          express shipments                 data related to express ship-      the goods in the shipment by      provide for the release of      released by customs authori-       panies, consideration could
                                            ments                              the express service company,      certain goods through sub-      ties within 6 hours of the         be given to providing extend-
                                                                               through electronic or other       mission of minimal docu-        submission of necessary            ed hours of service and/or
                                                                               means                             mentation and/or deferred       customs documentation              customs processing at prem-
                                                                                                                 payment                         provided the goods have            ises under the control of the
                                                                                                                                                 arrived                            customs authority, at the
                                                                                                                                                                                    discretion of customs authori-
                                                                                                                                                                                    ties
                Is it          Technical          Is it         Technical            Is it         Technical           Is it        Technical    Is it Implement-      Technical         Is it          Technical
            Implemented?      Assistance?    Implemented?      Assistance?      Implemented?      Assistance?     Implemented?     Assistance?           ed?          Assistance?    Implemented?      Assistance?
                                                            cessing and
                                                            the exchange
                                                            of data related
                                                            to express
                                                            shipments,
                                                            which would
                                                            include en-
                                                            dowment of
                                                            equipment
                                                            and training.




                                                                                                 29
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                                              Measure 3. Simplified Procedures for Low Value Shipments:

COUNTRY       i. Establish minimal documentation, data and procedural requirements based on    ii. Develop procedures to permit the electronic submission of information
              value of goods while maintaining the appropriate customs control and selection

                             Is it Implemented?                    Technical Assistance?                      Is it Implemented?                         Technical Assistance?

Antigua and                          ---                                     ---                                     ---                                           ---
Barbuda
Argentina     Yes. Decree 855/97 (Official Bulletin 28.720),                 --                Yes. Decree 855/97 (Official Bulletin 28.720),                       --
              General Resolution AFIP No. 631/99 and Decree                                    General Resolution AFIP No. 631/99 and Decree
              161/99 (Official Bulletin 29.100)                                                161/99 (Official Bulletin 29.100)
Bahamas                               No                                     --                                        No                         Yes. Development of procedures to
                                                                                                                                                  permit the electronic submission of
                                                                                                                                                  information.
Barbados                          Partially                                 No                 Partially. Section 2 of Customs Act                Yes. The system needs to be upgrad-
                                                                                                                                                  ed and the necessary computer soft-
                                                                                                                                                  ware would have to be acquired.
                                                                                                                                                  Training of the customs personnel in
                                                                                                                                                  the use of the software would also be
                                                                                                                                                  necessary.
Belize        Partially. Departmental policy.                                ---                   Partially (Asycuda System, 2.7 version)        Yes. Legislation and financial input
                                                                                                                                                  needed.
Bolivia       Yes, it has been implemented.                                  ---               Partially (envisioned under the Customs Law,                         Yes
                                                                                               Art. 76)
                                                                                               (Estimated for the end of 2002)
Brazil        Yes. IN 124, 14 October 1999                                   ---               Yes. IN 124, 14 October 1999.                                       ---
Canada        Yes. Customs Act, Sections 32, 33, 35, 92, 166                 ---               Yes. Departmental Memorandum D17-1-0:                               ---
              and paragraphs 164(1)(d) and (i);                                                Accounting for Imported Goods and Payment of
              Departmental Memorandum D17-1-0: Account-                                        Duties Regulations;
              ing for Imported Goods and Payment of Duties                                     Departmental Memorandum D17-1-2: Low
              Regulations;                                                                     Value Commercial Goods;
              Departmental Memorandum D17-1-2: Low                                             Departmental Memorandum D17-4-0: Couri-
              Value Commercial Goods;                                                          er/Low Value Shipment (LVS) Program - Low
              Departmental Memorandum D17-4-0: Couri-                                          Value Commercial Goods
              er/Low Value Shipment (LVS) Program - Low
              Value Commercial Goods




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                                                  Measure 3. Simplified Procedures for Low Value Shipments:

COUNTRY              i. Establish minimal documentation, data and procedural requirements based on       ii. Develop procedures to permit the electronic submission of information
                     value of goods while maintaining the appropriate customs control and selection

                                    Is it Implemented?                    Technical Assistance?                         Is it Implemented?                           Technical Assistance?

Chile                Yes. Resolution No. 2400 of 1985, Chap. III,                   ---                  Yes. Tariff Law, Article 71; Decree 1015, Treas-                      Yes
                     Number 6.1 to 6.4                                                                   ury Ministry; Resolution 2400 of 1985, Chap. III,
General require-                                                                                         Number 6.5
ment of technical
assistance:
Technical assis-
tance is requested
in computer pro-
grams, and for
training on proce-
dures, processing,
monitoring and
inspection under
this regime.
Colombia             Yes. Decree 2685 of 1999                                       ---                  Yes. Decree 2684 of 1999 (under the ASYCUDA                           ---
                                                                                                         computer system, Century XXI Information
                                                                                                         System)
Costa Rica                                  Yes                                     No                   Yes. Law 7557, Art. 413 Executive Decree No.                          No
                                                                                                         25270-H
Dominica                                    No                                      ---                                        No                            Yes. Hardware/ Software Training
Dominican Re-        Yes. Law No. 3489 and Decree No. 107-98                        ---                                      Partially.                      Yes. Technical assistance is needed
public                                                                                                                                                       to reformulate the Draft Customs Law
                                                                                                                                                             which lapsed in the Congress so it
                                                                                                                                                             will allow declaration by magnetic
                                                                                                                                                             and electronic media.
Ecuador              A simplified declaration is required, always                   No                   The new regulations permit electronic transmis-                       No
                     following Customs valuation procedures.                                             sion and submission of information, which is
                                                                                                         currently being implemented. 180 days.
El Salvador                        Partially implemented              Receive the necessary training     Yes, Instruction 1/98, procedure for clearing       Receive the necessary training to
                                                                      to clearly identify goods as low   goods forwarded by courier companies.               clearly identify goods as low value
                                                                      value shipments while also                                                             shipments while also minimizing the
                                                                      minimizing the possibility of                                                          possibility of fraud in the declaration
                                                                      fraud in the declaration of                                                            of these shipments.
                                                                      these shipments.
Grenada                                     ---                                       ---                                       ---                                            ---




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                                          Measure 3. Simplified Procedures for Low Value Shipments:

COUNTRY     i. Establish minimal documentation, data and procedural requirements based on    ii. Develop procedures to permit the electronic submission of information
            value of goods while maintaining the appropriate customs control and selection

                            Is it Implemented?                     Technical Assistance?                     Is it Implemented?                           Technical Assistance?

Guatemala   Yes. CAUCA III Art. 90                                          No                                    No                              Yes. Changes in administrative
                                                                                                Estimated implementation by April 7, 2001         procedures; acquisition of equipment;
                                                                                                                                                  acquisition of computer programs

                                                                                                                                                  Assistance related to training proce-
                                                                                                                                                  dures, control and accounting of low
                                                                                                                                                  value shipments.

Guyana      Yes. Annex II of Guyana Tariff                                  ---                                      No                           Technical Assistance is required in
                                                                                                                                                  the area of legislative drafting, train-
                                                                                                                                                  ing and equipment
Haiti                               Yes                                     ---                                      No                                              Yes
Honduras                            Yes                                     ---              No. In order to establish and implement proce-       Yes. Technical assistance is needed
                                                                                             dures and training in the use of statistical com-    for computer programs, and for
                                                                                             puter packages, technical assistance is needed for   training on procedures, processing,
                                                                                             the implementation process.                          monitoring and inspection.
Jamaica     Yes. Regulations to the Jamaican Customs Act,                   --                            Partially. Customs Act.                 The system has not yet been imple-
            Section 147:c.                                                                                                                        mented in some areas of the country.
                                                                                                                                                  Technical assistance is needed for
                                                                                                                                                  establishing the Internet Protocol
                                                                                                                                                  network facilities in these areas.
Mexico      Yes. Customs Law, Article 172, Section I;                       ---                   Yes. Customs Law, Articles 36 and 38                               ---
            Article 193 of its Regulations and Rules 3.5.24,
            3.6.3., 3.7.6., 3.7.7. and 3.7.8. of the Miscellane-
            ous Foreign Trade Resolution of 2000.
Nicaragua   Yes. Through administrative rules for small                     ---              Yes. Law No. 265 "Law Establishing Auto-                                ---
            shipments valued up to US$ 1,000.00, not con-                                    Dispatch for Importation, Exportation and Other
            taining commercial quantities.                                                   Regimes", published in "La Gaceta" Diario
                                                                                             Oficial No. 219 of Nov. 17, 1997 and its Regula-
                                                                                             tions.

Panama                    Yes. Law 41 of 1996.                              No               Yes. Tax Code, Art. 499 et. Seq.; Resolution No.                        No
                                                                                             704-04-531, Articles 4, 5, and 6 of Oct. 1, 1997.
Paraguay                            Yes                                     ---                                      Yes                                             ---




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                                                  Measure 3. Simplified Procedures for Low Value Shipments:

COUNTRY               i. Establish minimal documentation, data and procedural requirements based on      ii. Develop procedures to permit the electronic submission of information
                      value of goods while maintaining the appropriate customs control and selection

                                     Is it Implemented?                     Technical Assistance?                       Is it Implemented?                          Technical Assistance?

Peru                  Yes. Legislative Decree No. 809 of April 19,                    No                 Yes. Legislative Decree No. 809 of April 19,                        No
                      1996 of the General Customs Law; Supreme                                           1996 of the General Customs Law; Supreme
                      Decree No. 121-96-EF of December 24, 1996 of                                       Decree No. 121-96-EF of December 24, 1996 of
                      the Regulations to the General Customs Law; and                                    the Regulations to the General Customs Law;
                      National Intendancy Resolution (R.I.N.) No.                                        and, National Intendancy Resolution (R.I.N.) No.
                      000984 of September 12, 1999.                                                      000984 of September 12, 1999.
St. Kitts and Nevis   Yes. Departmental Policies and Procedures.                       --                                       No                                            --
St. Lucia                                   Yes                                       No                                       No                           Yes. Software & hardware required
                                                                                                                                                            Skills required for maintenance and
                                                                                                                                                            updating.
St. Vincent and                              --                                        --                                       --                                             --
the Grenadines
Suriname                                    No                          Yes. Technical assistance                              No                           Yes. See answer Measure 3(i)
                                                                        required preferably in Dutch
                                                                        language.
Trinidad and          Yes. Administrative guidelines.                                 No                 Yes. Administrative guidelines.                    Yes. Equipment and training.
Tobago
United States         Yes. 19 USC 1498. 19 CFR 143, Subpart C.                        ---                Yes. 19 USC 1411, 1484, 1498. 19 CFR 143,                            ---
                                                                                                         Subparts A and D.
Uruguay                                     No                          Yes. Technical assistance is     Yes. Decree No. 312/998 of Nov. 3, 1998                              ---
                                                                        needed for the analysis of the
                                                                        feasibility, design and imple-
                                                                        mentation of the procedure.
Venezuela             Yes. Resolution 3592, Art. 15                                     No                                     No                           Yes. It would include the establish-
                                                                                                                                                            ment and development of a self-
                                                                                                                                                            contained project for establishing an
                                                                                                                                                            electronic system to allow infor-
                                                                                                                                                            mation processing and the exchange
                                                                                                                                                            of data related to express shipments,
                                                                                                                                                            which would include endowment of
                                                                                                                                                            equipment and training.




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              Measure 4. Compatible Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Systems and Common Data Elements

COUNTRY       i. Develop electronic systems accessi-   ii. Develop capacity for electronic     iii. Develop capacity for customs electron-   iv. Work towards developing compatible
              ble to the trading community             submission and processing of            ic/automated systems to work in conjunc-      electronic systems among customs
                                                       information and data prior to           tion with risk analysis and targeting         administrations.
                                                       arrival of the shipment
              Is it Implemented?        Technical           Is it            Technical                Is it                Technical           Please indicate the electronic protocol(s)
                                       Assistance?     Implemented?         Assistance?          Implemented?             Assistance?            used by the electronic system of your
                                                                                                                                                    customs.technical assistance?
Antigua and           ---                   ---              ---                 ---                   ---                     ---                                 ---
Barbuda
Argentina             Yes                   --              Yes                  --                   Yes                      --            A draft resolution on "Electronic Data
                                                                                                                                             Transfer, Requirements and Conditions to be
                                                                                                                                             achieved for its implementation" is being
                                                                                                                                             elaborated, generic enough to allow the use
                                                                                                                                             of methodologies such as EDICAF and
                                                                                                                                             others
Bahamas               No                   Yes               No                 Yes                    --                      --                                  --
Barbados      Partially. Section 2          --            Partially      Yes. Required in           Partially                  --            Automated Systems for Customs Data
              of Customs Act.                                            acquiring the                                                       (ASYCUDA)
                                                                         computer soft-
                                                                         ware, training in
                                                                         its use and con-
                                                                         trolling / monitor-
                                                                         ing of the system.
Belize             Partially         Yes. Technical       Partially      Yes. Legislative           Partially        Yes. Computer unit      ASYCUDA System, version. 2.7
                                     and financial                       and financial                               and entire staff        ABAL - Uniware 7.1
                                     input required.                     support required                            require training
                                                                         for expansion
Bolivia       Partially (envi-             Yes         No. Estimat-              Yes           No. Estimated for              Yes            1. TCP - IP in the Customs Central and
              sioned in the                            ed for the end                          the end of 2002                               border sub-administrations; and
              General Customs                          of 2002                                                                               2. IPX/SPX in the Customs administrations
              Law No. 1990,                                                                                                                  in the interior and in the airports.
              Art. 254)

              (Estimated for the
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COUNTRY   i. Develop electronic systems accessi-   ii. Develop capacity for electronic   iii. Develop capacity for customs electron-   iv. Work towards developing compatible
          ble to the trading community             submission and processing of          ic/automated systems to work in conjunc-      electronic systems among customs
                                                   information and data prior to         tion with risk analysis and targeting         administrations.
                                                   arrival of the shipment
          Is it Implemented?        Technical           Is it            Technical              Is it                Technical            Please indicate the electronic protocol(s)
                                   Assistance?     Implemented?         Assistance?        Implemented?             Assistance?             used by the electronic system of your
                                                                                                                                                customs.technical assistance?
Brazil    Yes. IN 69, 10               ---         Yes. IN 69, 10            ---         Yes. IN 69, 10                  ---           The Integrated System for Foreign Trade
          December 1996                            December                              December 1996                                 (SISCOMEX) is a proprietary system that
                                                   1996                                                                                uses its own electronic protocols. However,
                                                                                                                                       for the exchange of information between
                                                                                                                                       Customs administrations, among the various
                                                                                                                                       existing possibilities, the procedures already
                                                                                                                                       implemented based on the UN/EDIFACT
                                                                                                                                       standard may be used. Connection between
                                                                                                                                       EDI server and host is TCP/IP type, encapsu-
                                                                                                                                       lated in X.25, address class IP of the B type.
                                                                                                                                       Connection between VAN and EDI server
                                                                                                                                       uses X.400 message pattern and the data
                                                                                                                                       communication protocol is X.25.

Canada    Yes. Accelerated             ---         Yes. Acceler-             ---         Yes. Accelerated                ---           Customs Declaration (CUSDEC) Message
          Commercial                               ated Commer-                          Commercial                                    uses an approved EDI international standard
          Release Opera-                           cial Release                          Release Operations                            (UN/EDIFACT) whereas the CADEX ver-
          tions Support                            Operations                            Support System                                sion is proprietary;
          System                                   Support                               (ACROSS);                                     UN/EDIFACT CUSREP and CUSRES for
          (ACROSS)                                 System                                EDI Marine and                                RNs;
          Customs Auto-                            (ACROSS);                             EDI Rail Cargo                                UN/EDIFACT CUSDEC for ACROSS
          mated Data Ex-                           EDI Marine                            Reporting are                                 electronic release;
          change (CADEX)                           Cargo Report-                         reviewed prior to                             ANSI X12 for EDI Marine and Rail Cargo
          System                                   ing;                                  arrival by En-                                (Version 4010)
          Customs Declara-                         EDI Rail                              forcement Direc-
          tion (CUSDEC)                            Cargo Report-                         torate
          Message;                                 ing
          Release Notifica-
          tion System
          (RNS);
          Advanced Ship-
          ping Notification
          System (ASN) for
          automotive com-
          panies;
          EDI Marine Cargo
          Reporting;




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COUNTRY   i. Develop electronic systems accessi-   ii. Develop capacity for electronic   iii. Develop capacity for customs electron-       iv. Work towards developing compatible
          ble to the trading community             submission and processing of          ic/automated systems to work in conjunc-          electronic systems among customs
                                                   information and data prior to         tion with risk analysis and targeting             administrations.
                                                   arrival of the shipment
          Is it Implemented?        Technical           Is it            Technical              Is it                 Technical                Please indicate the electronic protocol(s)
                                   Assistance?     Implemented?         Assistance?        Implemented?              Assistance?                 used by the electronic system of your
                                                                                                                                                    customs.technical assistance?
          EDI Rail Cargo
          Reporting
Chile     Yes. Article 71,             ---               No                 Yes.         Yes, partial-    Yes.                                  UN/EDIFACT
          Customs Order;                                                                      ly.
          Treasury Decree                                                                                 Methodology and technology            Yes. Designing compatible electronic
          No. 1015 of                                                                                     used in the design, develop-          systems between customs administra-
          February 11, 1995;                                                                              ment and operation of comput-         tions and the users.
          and Resolution                                                                                  er systems for electronic
          5113 of July 25,                                                                                transmission of customs doc-
          1996                                                                                            uments, such as declarations,
                                                                                                          duty-free requests and ship-
                                                                                                          ment manifests, which incor-
                                                                                                          porate a module or sub-system
                                                                                                          to evaluate the risk of opera-
                                                                                                          tions, based on automated risk
                                                                                                          profiles or screening mecha-
                                                                                                          nisms, which select certain
                                                                                                          operations to be inspected with
                                                                                                          physical, documentary or a
                                                                                                          posteriori valuation.

                                                                                                          Design and operation of a
                                                                                                          selection module that is as
                                                                                                          parametric as possible, i.e., that
                                                                                                          makes possible the online
                                                                                                          construction and maintenance
                                                                                                          of screening mechanisms at
                                                                                                          both the national and regional
                                                                                                          levels. And which also makes
                                                                                                          it possible to construct screen-
                                                                                                          ing mechanisms using methods
                                                                                                          more advanced than with
                                                                                                          logical connectors, that instead
                                                                                                          incorporate statistical models,
                                                                                                          such as time series and proba-
                                                                                                          bility models, and artificial
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COUNTRY      i. Develop electronic systems accessi-     ii. Develop capacity for electronic    iii. Develop capacity for customs electron-        iv. Work towards developing compatible
             ble to the trading community               submission and processing of           ic/automated systems to work in conjunc-           electronic systems among customs
                                                        information and data prior to          tion with risk analysis and targeting              administrations.
                                                        arrival of the shipment
             Is it Implemented?        Technical             Is it            Technical               Is it                  Technical              Please indicate the electronic protocol(s)
                                      Assistance?       Implemented?         Assistance?         Implemented?               Assistance?               used by the electronic system of your
                                                                                                                                                         customs.technical assistance?
                                                                                                                networks.

                                                                                                                Development of a module to
                                                                                                                support risk analysis, based on
                                                                                                                compiling of information,
                                                                                                                something similar to Data
                                                                                                                Mining software.

Colombia            Yes                   No                 Yes                  No           Yes. Decree 2685                 ---               1. ASYCUDA 2.6 is EDIFACT.
                                                                                               of 1999 and Reso-                                  2. The Century XXI System is TCP/IP
                                                                                               lution 4240 of                                     (protocol used for the Internet, with data
                                                                                               2000 DIAN.                                         encryption using the DES algorithm).

Costa Rica   Yes. Law No.          Yes. For the         Yes. Law No.      Yes. For the                 No            Yes. It is urgent to                             ASCII
             7557, Art. 103 et.    purpose of           7557, Art. 112    purpose of mak-                            have training in the                            Internet
             seq.                  making adjust-       and Art. 331      ing adjustments to    Estimated imple-     use of risk manage-
                                   ments to the         and 332 of its    the Customs           mentation 2002       ment systems, as well
             Note: The imple-      Customs Infor-       Regulation        Information                                as in a computer
             mented systems        mation System                          System (SIA)                               system that permits
             require adjust-       (SIA) 2000-                            2000-2002, so                              the establishment of
             ments.                2002, so that the                      that most of the                           technical selection
                                   most of the                            statistical infor-                         criteria, for an intel-
                                   statistical infor-                     mation may be                              ligent control and
                                   mation may be                          accessed via the                           inspection system..
                                   accessed via the                       Web.                                       The preceding re-
                                   Web.                                                                              quires financial
                                                                                                                     resources and tech-
                                                                                                                     nical support from
                                                                                                                     other Customs
                                                                                                                     administrations
                                                                                                                     (training, apprentice-
                                                                                                                     ships).

Dominica             No            Yes. Hardware              No          Yes. Hardware                No            Yes. Software (ICE           ASYCUDA (2.7)
                                   and Software                           and Software                               95)
                                   Training                               Training




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COUNTRY            i. Develop electronic systems accessi-   ii. Develop capacity for electronic   iii. Develop capacity for customs electron-   iv. Work towards developing compatible
                   ble to the trading community             submission and processing of          ic/automated systems to work in conjunc-      electronic systems among customs
                                                            information and data prior to         tion with risk analysis and targeting         administrations.
                                                            arrival of the shipment
                   Is it Implemented?        Technical           Is it            Technical              Is it                Technical           Please indicate the electronic protocol(s)
                                            Assistance?     Implemented?         Assistance?        Implemented?             Assistance?            used by the electronic system of your
                                                                                                                                                       customs.technical assistance?
Dominican Repub-   Partially.            Yes. To finish           No                 Yes                  No                     Yes                       CESM under CLIPPER
lic                Customs Moderni-      installing the
                   zation                Frame Relay
                                         Network
Ecuador            We have a web                 No         We are in the            Yes          We are assessing               Yes            In the case of Ecuadorian Customs Admin-
                   page which we are                        process of                            the procedures in                             istrations, they are implementing the elec-
                   providing with                           developing a                          order to incorpo-                             tronic data interchange EDI and common
                   specialized legal                        system that                           rate an electronic                            data elements are provided for in the Cus-
                   information.                             will make this                        selection system in                           toms Organic Law. However, the project and
                   Estimated imple-                         possible.                             addition to the                               its implementation are very costly, making
                   mentation by June                        Estimated                             existing ones.                                technical and financial cooperation from
                   2001                                     implementa-                           Estimated imple-                              international institutions indispensable.
                                                            tion by June                          mentation by June
                                                            2001                                  2001                                          Estimated implementation by December
                                                                                                                                                2001
El Salvador        Yes, Instruction             No          Yes, Instru-              No          Implemented.                   Yes            Yes. Partially implemented Yes, technical
                   4/99 of May                              ment 1/99,                            Legislation does                              assistance is required.
                   25,1999. Proce-                          Procedures for                        not make reference
                   dures for electron-                      the electronic                        to risk analysis.
                   ic clearance.                            transmission                          However, Customs
                                                            of the cargo                          are working to-
                                                            manifest.                             wards the imple-
                                                                                                  mentation of these
                                                                                                  systems.
Grenada                    ---                  ---               ---                 ---                  ---                    ---                                ---

Guatemala          No. Estimated                No          No. Estimat-              No          No. Estimated                  No             No. Estimated implementation by April 7,
                   implementation by                        ed implemen-                          implementation by                             2001
                   April 7, 2001                            tation by April                       April 7, 2001
                                                            7, 2001
Guyana                     No            Yes, Technical           No                 Yes                  No                     Yes            Customs uses the ASYCUDA System to
                                         assistance is                                                                                          process information
                                         needed to im-
                                         plement other
                                         modules




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COUNTRY     i. Develop electronic systems accessi-     ii. Develop capacity for electronic     iii. Develop capacity for customs electron-    iv. Work towards developing compatible
            ble to the trading community               submission and processing of            ic/automated systems to work in conjunc-       electronic systems among customs
                                                       information and data prior to           tion with risk analysis and targeting          administrations.
                                                       arrival of the shipment
            Is it Implemented?        Technical             Is it            Technical                Is it                Technical            Please indicate the electronic protocol(s)
                                     Assistance?       Implemented?         Assistance?          Implemented?             Assistance?             used by the electronic system of your
                                                                                                                                                     customs.technical assistance?
Haiti              No                    Yes                 No                 Yes                    No                     Yes                       ASYCUDA Ver. 2.7, Yes
Honduras    Yes.                  Yes. Its imple-      Yes.                     Yes                   Yes            Yes. Its implementa-          Partially. ASYCUDA, ADUANET.
            "ASYCUDA"             mentation is very    ADUANET                                                       tion is very expen-
            ADUANET               expensive, which                                                                   sive, which makes it                     TA is needed
                                  makes it neces-                                                                    necessary to obtain
                                  sary to obtain                                                                     technical and finan-
                                  technical and                                                                      cial cooperation from
                                  financial cooper-                                                                  international institu-
                                  ation from                                                                         tions
                                  international
                                  institutions

Jamaica          Partially        Yes. Technical          Partially              --                    No            Yes. Needed for          1. ANSI-X12 ver 3040 (309 -file format).
                                  assistance is                                                                      establishment of the     2. CAMIR publication # 543, revised August
                                  needed for                                                                         internet protocol        1995.
                                  establishment of                                                                   network facility.        3. EDIFACT ver D-98A
                                  the Internet                                                                                                (CUSCAR/CUSRES - file format)
                                  Protocol network
                                  facility in other
                                  areas of the
                                  country.
Mexico      Yes. Customs                   ---              Yes                  ---           Yes. Customs                    ---            EDIFACT, through the SAAI system
            Law, Articles 36                                                                   Law, Art. 2, Sec-
            and 38                                                                             tion VIII and Art.
                                                                                               43.
Nicaragua          No             Yes. To develop           No           Yes. To acquire       Yes. Law No. 265                ---            TCPIP: In order to manage ASYCUDA,
                                  computer mod-                          equipment and         of Nov. 17, 1997,                              version 2.7
                                  ules to allow                          develop the           and its Regulation.                            Transitioning to ASYCUDA ++
                                  users to access                        necessary pro-
                                  data on foreign                        grams for receiv-
                                  trade, customs                         ing the data from
                                  procedures and                         the cargo manifest
                                  standards, as                          prior to arrival of
                                  well as electronic                     the merchandise.
                                  clearance [dis-
                                  patch] for all
                                  users.



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COUNTRY               i. Develop electronic systems accessi-    ii. Develop capacity for electronic   iii. Develop capacity for customs electron-   iv. Work towards developing compatible
                      ble to the trading community              submission and processing of          ic/automated systems to work in conjunc-      electronic systems among customs
                                                                information and data prior to         tion with risk analysis and targeting         administrations.
                                                                arrival of the shipment
                      Is it Implemented?        Technical            Is it            Technical              Is it                Technical           Please indicate the electronic protocol(s)
                                               Assistance?      Implemented?         Assistance?        Implemented?             Assistance?            used by the electronic system of your
                                                                                                                                                            customs.technical assistance?
Panama                Partial               Yes. It is neces-   Yes. Tax                  ---         No. Plan full         Yes. Information        ASYCUDA System, which will be replaced
                                            sary to determine   Code, Art. 499                        implementation by     control for risk        by the "SICE" System, in the “Windows”
                      Plan full imple-      in advance the      et. seq.; Reso-                       second semester       analysis. Parameters    environment, with a connection to UN/EDI.
                      mentation by          nature and scope    lution No. 704-                       2001                  for risk evaluation.
                      second semester of    of the infor-       04-531, Arti-                                               Risk assessment.
                      2001                  mation to be        cles 4, 5 and 6                                             Personnel training.
                                            made available      of Oct. 1,                                                  Courses and intern-
                                            to users, as a      1997.                                                       ships. Technical
                                            function of                                                                     support from other
                                            confidentiality,                                                                customs agencies and
                                            which should                                                                    equipment and
                                            also be pre-                                                                    software.
                                            served.
Paraguay                        Yes                 ---              Yes                  ---                 Yes                     ---                                ---
Peru                  Yes. Decree 809              No           Yes. Decree               No          No. Will be                    Yes            No. It is anticipated that this measure will
                      and D.S. 121-96-                          809 and D.S.                          implemented                                   be initiated with the CAN countries on April
                      EF                                        121-96-EF.,                           completely for all                            1, 2002
                                                                through                               customs regimes
                                                                SIGAD, with                           on April 1, 2001                              Additional TA is needed
                                                                Teledespacho
                                                                and
                                                                Telemanifiest
                                                                o.
St. Kitts and Nevis             No                  --               No                   --          Yes. Departmental               --                           UN/EDIFACT
                                                                                                      Policies and Pro-
                                                                                                      cedures.
St. Lucia                       No          Yes. Hardware &           No          Yes. See answer              No           Yes. See answer                              ---
                                            software re-                          Measure 4(i).                             Measure 4(i).
                                            quired. Know-
                                            how for pro-
                                            cessing of infor-
                                            mation and
                                            maintenance.




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COUNTRY           i. Develop electronic systems accessi-    ii. Develop capacity for electronic   iii. Develop capacity for customs electron-   iv. Work towards developing compatible
                  ble to the trading community              submission and processing of          ic/automated systems to work in conjunc-      electronic systems among customs
                                                            information and data prior to         tion with risk analysis and targeting         administrations.
                                                            arrival of the shipment
                  Is it Implemented?        Technical            Is it            Technical              Is it                Technical           Please indicate the electronic protocol(s)
                                           Assistance?      Implemented?         Assistance?        Implemented?             Assistance?            used by the electronic system of your
                                                                                                                                                       customs.technical assistance?
St. Vincent and          No             Yes. Computer             No          Yes. See answer             No            Yes. See answer to                            --
the Grenadines                          hardware, soft-                       to Measure 4(i)                           Measure 4(i)
                                        ware; training of
                                        personnel; legal
                                        assistance in
                                        establishing the
                                        applicable
                                        statutes, regula-
                                        tions, policies
                                        and procedures.
Suriname                 No             Yes. Technical            No          Yes. See answer             No            Yes. See answer                ASYCUDA / PROLOQUE 4
                                        assistance re-                        Measure 4(i)                              Measure 4(i)
                                        quired preferably
                                        in Dutch lan-
                                        guage.
Trinidad and      Yes. Administra-      Yes. Equipment           No.          Yes. Equipment              No            Yes. Equipment and                      ASYCUDA
Tobago            tive procedures       and training.                         and training.                             training.
United States     Yes. 19 USC                   ---         Yes. 19 USC               ---         Yes. 19 USC 1411,               ---           U.S. Customs Automated Commercial
                  1411, 1431, 1481,                         1411, 1431,                           1431, 1481, 1484.                             System (ACS) is a proprietary system that
                  1484. 19 CFR                              1481, 1484.                           19 CFR Parts 4,                               employs its own electronic protocols (ac-
                  Parts 4, 103, 141-                        19 CFR Parts                          141-143, 151, 162.                            cepts messages in UN/EDIFACT).
                  143.                                      4, 141-143.

Uruguay           Yes. Decree No.              ---          Yes in execu-             ---              Partially                 Yes                           UN/EDIFACT
                  312/998 of Nov. 3,                        tion. Decree
                  1998.                                     No. 312/998
                                                            of Nov. 3,
                                                            1998.




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COUNTRY     i. Develop electronic systems accessi-    ii. Develop capacity for electronic    iii. Develop capacity for customs electron-   iv. Work towards developing compatible
            ble to the trading community              submission and processing of           ic/automated systems to work in conjunc-      electronic systems among customs
                                                      information and data prior to          tion with risk analysis and targeting         administrations.
                                                      arrival of the shipment
            Is it Implemented?        Technical            Is it            Technical               Is it                Technical           Please indicate the electronic protocol(s)
                                     Assistance?      Implemented?         Assistance?         Implemented?             Assistance?            used by the electronic system of your
                                                                                                                                                  customs.technical assistance?
Venezuela          No             Yes, technical            No          Yes, technical and           No            Yes, technical and                     Does not apply
                                  and financial for                     financial for                              financial for imple-
                                  implementing                          implementing the                           menting the integral
                                  the integral                          integral develop-                          development of a
                                  development of a                      ment of a com-                             complete project
                                  complete project                      plete project                              based on current
                                  based on current                      based on current                           technology
                                  technology.                           technology
                                  Software, hard-
                                  ware, and train-
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                      Measure 5. Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System:
COUNTRY                     i. Apply the 1996 Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, at the six digit level.
                                                       Is it Implemented?                                            Technical Assistance?
Antigua and Barbuda                                            ---                                                             ---
Argentina                   Yes. Law No. 24.206, Decree No. 2651/91, Decree No. 2275/94, Decree                                --
                            No. 998/95 and General Resolution No. 369/99 AFIP.
Bahamas                     Yes                                                                                                --
Barbados                    Yes. Barbados Customs Tariff Amendment Order 1998                                                  --
Belize                      Yes. Common External Tariff of CARICOM                                                             No
Bolivia                     Yes                                                                                                ---
Brazil                      Yes. Decree 1767, 28 December 1995                                                                 ---
Canada                      Yes. Article 3 of HS Convention; Section 10 of Customs Tariff                                      ---
Chile                       Yes. Law No. 18768 of Dec. 29, 1988; and Supreme Decree No. 1519, of                               ---
                            the Treasury Ministry, of Aug. 1, 1996
Colombia                    Yes. The second amendment to the System was adopted by Decree 2317                                 ---
                            of 1995.
Costa Rica                  Yes. Res. No.22-96 Executive Decree No. 25740-MEIC-H of Feb. 3,                                    No
                            1997
Dominica                    Yes. SRO 35 of 1998                                                                                No
Dominican Republic          Yes. Law No. 14-93 of August 26, 1993                                                              ---
Ecuador                     Yes, at the six-digit level in the Single Spanish version of the Harmo-                            ---
                            nized System and at eight- digit level with openings corresponding to the
                            Andean Nomenclature – NANDINA.
El Salvador                 Yes, Diario Oficial 96, Volume 335 of May 1997.                                                    No
Grenada                     ---                                                                                                ---
Guatemala                   Yes. Central American Tariff System (SAC), contained in Governmental                               No
                            Agreement No. 2-97, based on amendment to the HS
Guyana                      Yes. Since April 30, 1999                                                                          ---
Haiti                       Yes                                                                                                ---
Honduras                    Yes. Decree 222-92.                                                                                ---
Jamaica                     Yes                                                                                                --
Mexico                      Yes. General Import Tax Law                                                                        ---
Nicaragua                   Yes                                                                                                ---
Panama                      Yes. Cabinet Decree No. 61 of Oct. 10, 1997.                                                       ---
Paraguay                    Yes                                                                                                ---
Peru                        Yes. Supreme Decree No. 119-97-EF, in effect since January 1998.            The technical assistance that would be needed
                                                                                                        would be to be able to have the Explanatory Notes
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COUNTRY                          i. Apply the 1996 Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, at the six digit level.
                                                           Is it Implemented?                               Technical Assistance?
St. Kitts and Nevis              Yes. Customs Tariff Act No. 12/1984 as amended by SR&O No.                           --
                                 13/1998
St. Lucia                        Yes. 1996 version from January 2000.                                                No
St. Vincent and the Grenadines   --                                                                                   --
Suriname                         No                                                           Yes. Technical assistance required preferably in
                                                                                              Dutch language.
Trinidad and Tobago              Yes. First schedule of Customs Act, Chapter 78:01.                             Yes. Training.
United States                    Yes. 19 USC 1202, 3003.                                                              ---
Uruguay                          Yes. CMC Decision No. 22/94                                                          ---
Venezuela                        Yes. Decree 989 of Dec. 20, 1995                                                    No




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                          Measure 6. Customs Information Dissemination / Hemispheric Guide on Customs Procedures

COUNTRY                            i. Update the Hemispheric Guide on            ii. Disseminate the updated hemi-            iii. Establish hyperlinks from the FTAA
                                   Customs Procedures                            spheric Guide on Customs procedures          Home Page to national customs admin-
                                                                                 through the FTAA Home Page                   istrations' homepages for future updates to
                                                                                                                              the country-specific information contained
                                                                                                                              in the Hemispheric Guide on Customs
                                                                                                                              Procedures
                                    Is it Implemented?   Technical Assistance?   Is it Implemented?   Technical Assistance?     Is it Implemented?     Technical Assistance?
Antigua and Barbuda                         Yes                   No                     Yes                   No                        No                      ---
Argentina                                   Yes                   No                     Yes                   No                        No                      ---
Bahamas                                     Yes                   No                     Yes                   No                        No                      ---
Barbados                                    Yes                   No                     Yes                   No                        No                      ---
Belize                                      Yes                   No                     Yes                   No                        No                      ---
Bolivia                                     Yes                   No                     Yes                   No                        No                      ---
Brazil                                      Yes                   No                     Yes                   No                        No                      ---
Canada                                      Yes                   No                     Yes                   No                        No                      ---
Chile                                       Yes                   No                     Yes                   No                        No          Yes, to develop work
                                                                                                                                                     flow for final control of
                                                                                                                                                     all documentation re-
                                                                                                                                                     quired under customs
                                                                                                                                                     rules.
Colombia                                   Yes                    No                    Yes                    No                      No                        ---
Costa Rica                                 Yes                    No                    Yes                    No                      Yes                       ---
Dominica                                   Yes                    No                    Yes                    No                      No                        ---
Dominican Republic                         Yes                    No                    Yes                    No                      No                        Yes
Ecuador                                    Yes                    No                    Yes                    No                      No                        ---
El Salvador                                Yes                    No                    Yes                    No                      No                        ---
Grenada                                    Yes                    No                    Yes                    No                      No                        ---
Guatemala                                  Yes                    No                    Yes                    No                      No                        ---
Guyana                                     Yes                    No                    Yes                    No                      No                        ---
Haiti                                      Yes                    No                    Yes                    No                      No                        Yes
Honduras                                   Yes                    No                    Yes                    No                      No                        ---
Jamaica                                    Yes                    No                    Yes                    No                      No                        ---
Mexico                                     Yes                    No                    Yes                    No                      No                        ---
Nicaragua                                  Yes                    No                    Yes                    No                      No                        ---
Panama                                     Yes                    No                    Yes                    No                      No                        ---
Paraguay                                   Yes                    No                    Yes                    No                      No                        ---
Peru                                       Yes                    No                    Yes                    No                      No                        ---
St. Kitts and Nevis                        Yes                    No                    Yes                    No                      No                        ---
St. Lucia                                  Yes                    No                    Yes                    No                      No                        ---
St. Vincent and the Grenadines             Yes                    No                    Yes                    No                      No                        ---
Suriname                                   Yes                    No                    Yes                    No                      No                        ---
Trinidad and Tobago                        Yes                    No                    Yes                    No                      No                        ---
United States                              Yes                    No                    Yes                    No                      Yes                       ---

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COUNTRY              i. Update the Hemispheric Guide on            ii. Disseminate the updated hemi-            iii. Establish hyperlinks from the FTAA
                     Customs Procedures                            spheric Guide on Customs procedures          Home Page to national customs admin-
                                                                   through the FTAA Home Page                   istrations' homepages for future updates to
                                                                                                                the country-specific information contained
                                                                                                                in the Hemispheric Guide on Customs
                                                                                                                Procedures
                      Is it Implemented?   Technical Assistance?   Is it Implemented?   Technical Assistance?     Is it Implemented?    Technical Assistance?
Uruguay                       Yes                   No                     Yes                   No                        No                     ---
Venezuela                     Yes                   No                     Yes                   No                        No                     ---




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                                                    Measure 7. Codes of Conduct for Customs Officials:

COUNTRY               i. Introduction of, or amendment to, national codes of conduct, legislation, policies or   ii. Review of the 12 elements contained in the WCO Arusha Declaration for as-
                      regulatory instruments applicable to customs officials with provisions on standards of     sessment of current practices and development of national implementation pro-
                      conduct, conflict of interest, and possible sanctions and disciplinary action              grams

                                                                                                                 Does your customs administration comply with the 12 elements contained in the
                                                                                                                 WCO Arusha Declaration?
                                          Is it Implemented?                            Technical Assistance?             Is it Implemented?                      Technical Assistance?
Antigua and Barbuda                                ---                                            ---                               ---                                           ---
Argentina             Yes. Customs Personnel Disciplinary Provisions, Provision                   --                             Partially                    Yes. Comments: Within the policy of
                      No. 501/99 (Federal Administration of Public Revenue).                                                                                  transparency that the General Directorate
                                                                                                                                                              of Customs finds itself, a Strategic Plan
                                                                                                                                                              and one of Cultural Transformation is
                                                                                                                                                              being elaborated. This Plan discusses
                                                                                                                                                              the basic elements contained in the
                                                                                                                                                              Declaration of Arusha. Nevertheless,
                                                                                                                                                              there are very high possibilities of ob-
                                                                                                                                                              taining technical assistance for the
                                                                                                                                                              implementation of indicated key factors.
Bahamas                                           Yes                                             --             Yes. (Principles provided for in                                 --
                                                                                                                 legislation)
Barbados                                          Yes                                             --             Yes. In principle.                                               No
Belize                                   Partially (draft stage)                     Yes. Legal assistance is                    Partially                    Yes. Training (e.g., integrity training,
                                                                                     required.                                                                motivational responsibilities, etc.)
Bolivia                              Yes. Customs Law, Article 41                                ---             Partially. It is estimated that it will be              Yes, TA is needed
                                                                                                                 implemented on April 7, 2001.
Brazil                Yes. Unified Legal Regime, Law 8112, 11 December 1990                       ---            The principles of the Declaration are                            ---
                                                                                                                 complied with. Law 8112, 11 De-
                                                                                                                 cember 1990
Canada                           Yes. Standards of Conduct document                               ---            Yes. Standards of Conduct document                               ---
Chile                 Yes. Organic Constitutional Law on the Bases of Adminis-                    ---            Yes. Laws and various rules comprise                             ---
                      tering the State, Law No. 18575, 18.834, 18.830 and                                        the elements of the Declaration.
                      19.653.
Colombia              Yes. Law 190 of 1995 and Decrees 1072 and 1073 of 1999                      ---            Principles provided for in legislation.                          ---
Costa Rica            Yes. Law 1581 and its Regulation.                                           ---                               Yes                                           ----
                      Executive Decree No.21 of Dec. 14, 1954. Independent
                      Regulations on the Services of the Ministry of Treasury and
                      Law 7557 Art. 16 of Law 7670. Political Constitution
                      (Articles 191 to 193).
Dominica              Yes. (Conflict of Interest) Dominica Customs Act                            -                              Partially                                         -




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COUNTRY              i. Introduction of, or amendment to, national codes of conduct, legislation, policies or   ii. Review of the 12 elements contained in the WCO Arusha Declaration for as-
                     regulatory instruments applicable to customs officials with provisions on standards of     sessment of current practices and development of national implementation pro-
                     conduct, conflict of interest, and possible sanctions and disciplinary action              grams

                                                                                                                Does your customs administration comply with the 12 elements contained in the
                                                                                                                WCO Arusha Declaration?
                                         Is it Implemented?                            Technical Assistance?             Is it Implemented?                      Technical Assistance?
Dominican Republic   Yes. Law No. 14-91 on Civil Service and Administrative         Yes. To introduce a                           No                      Yes. To introduce a section on the Code
                     Careers and their Regulations.                                 section on the Code of                                                of Conduct for Customs Personnel into
                                                                                    Conduct for Customs                                                   the draft Customs Law.
                                                                                    Personnel into the draft
                                                                                    Customs Law.
Ecuador              Yes. Article 115, Customs Organic Law; Article 277 of the                   No             Partially through various laws. There                       No
                     Criminal Code; and Tax Code. Also related provisions in                                    are general legal norms and those
                     the Customs Law, the Personnel Regulations, the Personnel                                  specifically applicable to public
                     Code and the Tax Code.                                                                     servants. The Ecuadorian Customs
                                                                                                                Corporation has Personnel Regula-
                                                                                                                tions that establish rights and obliga-
                                                                                                                tions for customs officials.

El Salvador                                       ---                                            ---                              ---                                       ---
Grenada                                           ---                                            ---                              ---                                       ---
Guatemala            Yes. Directorate Agreement 7-98 (Working Regulations of                    No              Yes. Directorate Agreement 7-98                             No
                     the SAT)                                                                                   (Working Regulations of the SAT)
Guyana               Partially. General Code of Conduct for all Public Officials    Technical Assistance to                      No                       Yes, Technical Assistance would be
                                                                                    implement National Codes                                              needed for legislative drafting
                                                                                    of Conduct
Haiti                                            Yes                                           ---                                Yes                                       ---
Honduras             Yes. Tax Code Dec. 22-97. Regulations for the DEI per-                      ---            Yes, in principle. Agreement                                ---
                     sonnel regime; Agreement 01760/99                                                          01760/99
Jamaica              Yes. Jamaican Customs Act.                                                  ---            Yes. Jamaican Customs Act.                                  ---
Mexico               Yes. Federal Law on the Responsibilities of Public Servants                 ---                              Yes                                       ---
                     and the Code of Ethics of the Servicio Fiscal de Carrera.
Nicaragua            Yes. Decree 124-99 published in “La Gaceta,” Diario                        No              Partially. The majority of the elements    Yes. To develop the Code of Conduct
                     Oficial No. 236 of 12-10- 99                                                               contained in the Arusha Declaration
                                                                                                                are already being developed.
Panama               Yes. Law 30 of Nov. 8, 1984; Law 9 of June 20, 1999.                        ---            Yes. Law 30 of Nov. 8, 1984; Law 9                          No
                                                                                                                of June 20, 1999.
Paraguay                                         No                                              ---                              ---                                       ---




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COUNTRY                      i. Introduction of, or amendment to, national codes of conduct, legislation, policies or   ii. Review of the 12 elements contained in the WCO Arusha Declaration for as-
                             regulatory instruments applicable to customs officials with provisions on standards of     sessment of current practices and development of national implementation pro-
                             conduct, conflict of interest, and possible sanctions and disciplinary action              grams

                                                                                                                        Does your customs administration comply with the 12 elements contained in the
                                                                                                                        WCO Arusha Declaration?
                                                  Is it Implemented?                           Technical Assistance?             Is it Implemented?                      Technical Assistance?
Peru                         Yes. Sole Codified Text of Legislative Decree No. 728; Law                 No              There are legal norms of a general and                      No
                             on Labor Productivity and Competitiveness, approved by                                     specific nature applicable to public
                             Supreme Decree No. 003-97-TR; Regulation to Legislative                                    servants. Customs relies on an internal
                             Decree No. 728 approved by Supreme Decree No. 001-96-                                      Labor Regulation, which establishes
                             TR; Law No. 26771; Supreme Decree No. 023-99-PCM;                                          the rights and obligations of Customs
                             Comptroller’s Resolution No. 072-98-CG; Customs Super-                                     officials.
                             intendency Resolution No. 001607 of July 2, 1997; National
                             Administrative Intendancy Resolution No. 074-98-Customs
                             of Nov. 19, 1998; Legislative Decree No. 728; Supreme
                             Decree No. 003-97-TR.
St. Kitts and Nevis          Yes. Customs (Control and Management) Act No. 4/1992,                       --             Yes. Departmental Policies and                              --
                             Sections 6 and 9.                                                                          Procedures.
St. Lucia                    Yes. Cabinet Conclusion No. 546 928/4/94 - Code of Con-                    No                              No                                          No
                             duct.
St. Vincent and the Grena-                                --                                             --                               --                                        --
dines
Suriname                                                  No                                Yes. Technical assistance                    No                       Yes. See answer Measure 7(i)
                                                                                            required preferably in
                                                                                            Dutch language.
Trinidad and Tobago          Yes. General Code of Conduct for all Public Officers.                       --                              No                                         No
United States                Yes. 5 USC; 19 USC 66, 1624. 5 CFR. 31 CFR Part 0.                          ---            Yes. 5 CFR, 19 CFR, 31 CFR Part 0.                          ---
                             United States Customs Service Table of Offenses and                                        United States Customs Service Table
                             Penalties.                                                                                 of Offenses and Penalties.
Uruguay                      Yes. Constitution of the Republic, Articles 58, 59, 60, 61,                 ---            Yes. Constitution of the Republic,                          ---
                             168 number 10; Statute on the Official, Decree-Law No.                                     Articles 58, 59, 60, 61, 168 number
                             10.338 of Feb. 13, 1943; and Law No. 17.060 of Dec. 23,                                    10; Statute on the Official, Decree-
                             1998.                                                                                      Law No. 10.338 of Feb. 13, 1943; and
                                                                                                                        Law No. 17.060 of Dec. 23, 1998.
Venezuela                    Law on Administrative Careers, which applies generally to                  No                                No                                        No
                             all public officials. It is planned to establish this in the
                             regulations to the Organic Customs Law as part of the
                             restructuring process.




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                                                            Measure 8. Risk Analysis / Targeting Methodology

COUNTRY               i. Develop processing and release customs procedures and sys-                       ii. Risk analysis through pre-arrival processing of information and data to
                      tems that include risk analysis and targeting to identify high-risk                 identify or target high risk-goods, shipments and travelers that will be subject
                      goods, shipments and travelers                                                      to inspection and/or other customs procedures

                                 Is it Implemented?                      Technical Assistance?                           Is it Implemented?                               Technical Assistance?
Antigua and Barbuda                      ---                                       ---                                           ---                                                ---
Argentina             Yes. Commission on Customs Selectivity                       --                     Yes. Resolution 335/99 (AFIP) and Resolution                               --
                      (Provision 199/98-AFIP). Resolutions                                                701/99 (AFIP).
                      44/88 and 19/99 (AFIP); Resolution
                      209/98(AFIP).
Bahamas                                 Yes                                        --                                            No                                                  --
Barbados                              Partially                  Yes. Required in the acquisition of                          Partially                       Yes. Necessary information systems will have
                                                                 computer software and specialized                                                            to be in place. This would require acquisition
                                                                 equipment. Training of personnel in                                                          of specialized equipment, computer software
                                                                 the use of such equipment and soft-                                                          and training in use of such equipment and
                                                                 ware would be necessary.                                                                     software.
Belize                                Partially                  Yes. Technical and financial training                        Partially                       Yes. Financial and technical input to create
                                                                 required identifying and systematical-                                                       intelligence section, training of personnel,
                                                                 ly creating profiles.                                                                        support equipment.
Bolivia               Partially, only for merchandise (Law No.   Yes, for developing Customs proce-                              No                           Yes, for developing Customs procedures and
                      1990, Art. 79)                             dures and assistance in customs                                                              assistance in customs clearance, which include
                                                                 clearance, which include risk analysis                                                       risk analysis and selection methods for identi-
                                                                 and selection methods for identifying                                                        fying high-risk goods, shipments and travelers.
                                                                 high-risk goods, shipments and
                                                                 travelers.
Brazil                Yes. IN 69, 10 December 1996.                                 ---                                          Yes                                                ---
Canada                Yes. Accelerated Commercial Release                          ---                    Yes. Risk Factor Policy to determine level of                             ---
                      Operations Support System (ACROSS);                                                 risk of non-compliance for particular legislative
                      Machine Release System (MRS)                                                        program Application Rate Policy to determine
                                                                                                          selection frequency of imports for compliance
                                                                                                          verification; Targets, port lookouts and Machine
                                                                                                          Release System (MRS) targets are inputted,
                                                                                                          amended, expired, extended and monitored daily




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COUNTRY                        i. Develop processing and release customs procedures and sys-                  ii. Risk analysis through pre-arrival processing of information and data to
                               tems that include risk analysis and targeting to identify high-risk            identify or target high risk-goods, shipments and travelers that will be subject
                               goods, shipments and travelers                                                 to inspection and/or other customs procedures

                                           Is it Implemented?                   Technical Assistance?                         Is it Implemented?                                 Technical Assistance?
Chile                          Yes, partially                            Yes.                                                      Partially                        Yes.
                                                                         - As well as computer programs and                                                         - Especially to finance work missions in order
General requirement of                                                   training.                                                                                  to learn in further detail methods of targeting
technical assistance:                                                                                                                                               goods and travelers.
- Application of risk                                                                                                                                               - As well as computer programs and training.
management in automat-
ed and manual customs
procedures for processing
and sending.
- The organizational
structure required for the
performance of risk
management and offi-
cial’s abilities, especially
in the areas of risk analy-
sis and customs intelli-
gence.

Colombia                       Yes. Decree 2685 of 1999 and Resolution                    ---                 No. Implementation depends on technical assis-        Technical assistance to learn methods for risk
                               DIAN 4240 of 2000                                                              tance provided.                                       analysis and application in other countries
                               For travelers, it is applied randomly
                               (Resolution 4240 of 2000).                                                     Become familiar with risk-based methods of
                               Decree 1232 of 2001.                                                           analysis and supervision and their application in
                                                                                                              other countries. Exchange of knowledge on
                                                                                                              customs techniques and practices with customs
                                                                                                              authorities of FTAA member countries, including
                                                                                                              techniques for inspecting selected freight, tech-
                                                                                                              niques for classifying goods during the process of
                                                                                                              physical or documentary inspection.
                                                                                                              Consulting services for the design of comprehen-
                                                                                                              sive programs for risk management to prevent
                                                                                                              and monitor violations of customs regimes, at
                                                                                                              locations authorized for customs services. Con-
                                                                                                              sulting services to identify critical points and
                                                                                                              processes for improving monitoring.. Methods
                                                                                                              for identifying and/or detecting goods subject to
                                                                                                              international monitoring and whose declared
                                                                                                              tariff subheading is not consistent with the actual
                                                                                                              category of the goods. Consulting services to



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COUNTRY              i. Develop processing and release customs procedures and sys-                          ii. Risk analysis through pre-arrival processing of information and data to
                     tems that include risk analysis and targeting to identify high-risk                    identify or target high risk-goods, shipments and travelers that will be subject
                     goods, shipments and travelers                                                         to inspection and/or other customs procedures

                                 Is it Implemented?                        Technical Assistance?                           Is it Implemented?                                 Technical Assistance?
                                                                                                            create selection profiles to attempt to reduce the
                                                                                                            human element in determining physical inspec-
                                                                                                            tions, without impeding the flow of the operation.

Costa Rica                               No                        Yes. Technical assistance is needed                             No                            Yes. It is urgent to have training in the use of
                                                                   for establishing risk management                                                              risk management systems, as well as in a
                      Estimated implementation by May 2002         systems and selection methods for the        Estimated implementation by May 2002             computer system that permits the establishment
                                                                   purpose of identifying high-risk                                                              of technical selection criteria, for an intelligent
                                                                   merchandise, shipments and travelers.                                                         control and inspection system. The preceding
                                                                                                                                                                 requires financial resources and technical
                                                                                                                                                                 support from other Customs administrations
                                                                                                                                                                 (training, apprenticeships).
Dominica                                 No                                         ---                                          Partially                       Yes. Hardware and Software required
Dominican Republic   Yes. Law No. 3489, No. 14-93, No. 50-                          ---                     Yes. Law No. 3489, No. 14-93, No. 50-88 and                                  ---
                     88 and other laws relating to public safety                                            other laws relating to public safety and health,
                     and health, the environment and immigra-                                               the environment and immigration.
                     tion.
Ecuador              Partially. We are incorporating profiles in   Yes. Implementing and drafting           Partially. We are incorporating profiles in our                             Yes
                     our computer system. Estimated imple-         regulations would require technical      computer system. Estimated implementation by
                     mentation by December 2001                    and financial assistance.                December 2001
El Salvador                    Yes. Instruction 1/2000             Technical assistance to                                         No                            Yes. Technical assistance to
                                                                   1) improve the capacity of the General                                                        1) improve the capacity of the General Direc-
                                                                   Directorate of Customs Revenues                                                               torate of Customs Revenues officials in the
                                                                   officials in the detection of possible                                                        detection of possible fraud in imports and
                                                                   fraud in imports and exports;                                                                 exports;
                                                                   2) have the capacity to identify high                                                         2) have the capacity to identify high risk tax
                                                                   risk tax zones in order to dedicate                                                           zones in order to dedicate more human and
                                                                   more human and technical resources                                                            technical resources to these zones and generate
                                                                   to these zones and generate more fluid                                                        more fluid commercial interchange in the zones
                                                                   commercial interchange in the zones                                                           with lower tax risks.
                                                                   with lower tax risks.

Grenada                                  ---                                        ---                                             ---                                                  ---




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COUNTRY     i. Develop processing and release customs procedures and sys-                         ii. Risk analysis through pre-arrival processing of information and data to
            tems that include risk analysis and targeting to identify high-risk                   identify or target high risk-goods, shipments and travelers that will be subject
            goods, shipments and travelers                                                        to inspection and/or other customs procedures

                       Is it Implemented?                      Technical Assistance?                             Is it Implemented?                                Technical Assistance?
Guatemala                     No                       Yes. Changes in administrative                                    No                            Yes. Changes in administrative procedures;
                                                       procedures; acquisition of computer                                                             acquisition of computer equipment and pro-
              Estimated implementation by April 7,     equipment and programs.                       Estimated implementation by April 7, 2001         grams.
                             2001
                                                       Technical training, risk analysis and
                                                       supervision of risks in others coun-
                                                       tries. Technical assistance with the
                                                       purpose of improving control by
                                                       identifying critical points. Technical
                                                       assistance to create selective profiles
                                                       that seek to reduce the human crite-
                                                       ria/factor. Thus, allowing for efficient
                                                       merchandize control without hinder-
                                                       ing the operation process.
Guyana                        No                       Yes. Technical Assistance is needed                               No                            Yes. Technical assistance is needed in the area
                                                       in the area of legislative drafting                                                             of Legislative Drafting
Haiti                         No                                          Yes                                            No                                                  Yes
Honduras    Yes. Parameters within the Automated       Yes. Acquisition of software.                                     Yes                           Yes. Remarks: Exchange of knowledge on
            Customs System (ASYCUDA)                                                                                                                   customs techniques and practices, with other
                                                                                                                                                       FTAA members
Jamaica     Yes. Caribbean Customs Law Enforce-                           --                                             Yes                                                --
            ment Committee.
Mexico      Yes. Customs Law, Article 2, Section                         ---                                             Yes                                                 ---
            VIII and Art. 43.
Nicaragua   Yes. Law No. 265 "Law Establishing                           ---                      No. Nevertheless, Law No. 265 of 17 November                              Yes
            Auto-Dispatch for Importation, Exporta-                                               1997 and its Regulation, provides for the applica-
            tion and Other Regimes" published in "La                                              tion of random selection methods to luggage and
            Gaceta" Diario Oficial No. 219 of Nov.                                                the personal effects of travelers.
            17, 1997 and its Regulations.
Panama      Yes. Cabinet Decree No. 34 of Dec. 20,                       ---                                            No                             Yes. Information control for risk analysis.
            1995; Tax Code, Art. 536.                                                             Plan on full implementation by second semester       Parameters for risk evaluation. Risk assess-
                                                                                                                     of 2001                           ment. Personnel training. Courses and intern-
                                                                                                                                                       ships. Technical support from other customs
                                                                                                                                                       agencies and equipment and software.
Paraguay              Yes. SOFIA System.                                 ---                                             ---                                                  ---
Peru        Yes. Decree 809 and D.S. 121-96-Ef and                       Yes                      Yes, but only for goods, pursuant to INS-PE.03.                            No
            INS-PE-03 Comprehensive implementa-                                                   Comprehensive implementation will be complet-
            tion will be completed by 12/31/2001.                                                                ed by 12/31/2001.


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COUNTRY               i. Develop processing and release customs procedures and sys-                          ii. Risk analysis through pre-arrival processing of information and data to
                      tems that include risk analysis and targeting to identify high-risk                    identify or target high risk-goods, shipments and travelers that will be subject
                      goods, shipments and travelers                                                         to inspection and/or other customs procedures

                                 Is it Implemented?                       Technical Assistance?                            Is it Implemented?                            Technical Assistance?
St. Kitts and Nevis   Yes. Departmental Policies and Proce-                          --                                           No                                               --
                      dures.
St. Lucia                               No                                           --                                           No                         Yes. Hardware & software required.
St. Vincent and the                      No                       Yes. Computer hardware; software;                               No                         Yes. See answer Measure 8(i)
Grenadines                                                        training of personnel; legal assistance
                                                                  in establishing the applicable statutes,
                                                                  regulations, policies and procedures.
Suriname                                 No                       Yes. Technical assistance required                              No                         Yes. See answer Measure 8(i)
                                                                  preferably in Dutch language.
Trinidad and Tobago       Yes. Administrative procedures.         Yes. Equipment and training.                                    No                         Yes. Equipment and training.
United Sates          Yes. 19 USC 1431, 1481, 1484, 1499,                            ---                     Yes. 19 USC 1431, 1484. 19 CFR Parts 141-143,                         ---
                      1509. 19 CFR Parts 141-143, 145, 148,                                                  145, 148, 151, 162.
                      151, 162. U.S. Customs policy
Uruguay               Partially. Decree 312/998 of Nov. 3, 1998   Technical assistance is needed for full                         No                         Technical assistance is needed in coordination
                      and Decree 570/994 of Dec. 29, 1994.        implementation.                                                                            with the National Immigration Agency.
Venezuela                                 No                                       Yes                                            ---                        Yes, in order to incorporate a computer system
                                                                                                                                                             that allows for the establishment of technical
                                                                                                                                                             selection criteria.




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