ANNOUNCEMENT 04 Dec 2015
The Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration Process modified the duty-free import quotas granted to Guatemala on rice.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
SIECA. Resolution No. 371-2015 (COMIECO-LXXIV). Available at: http://web-sieca.s3.amazonaws.com/actos%20administrativos/resoluciones/comieco/371-2015.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAI4MYHTF3E4G6TJAQ&Expires=1523291772&Signature=M1We2SzgVOGmjZqyhJ9kGkZ1xuQ%3D
SIECA. Resolution No. 359-2014 (COMIECO-LXX). Available at: http://web-sieca.s3.amazonaws.com/actos%20administrativos/resoluciones/comieco/359-2014%20.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAI4MYHTF3E4G6TJAQ&Expires=1523293188&Signature=FuqpKzCM4Lo%2B%2BcjSz4F%2BgzQ%2F8yw%3D
On December 4, 2015, the Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration Process (i.e COMIECO by its Spanish acronym) adopted Resolution 371-2015 increasing the duty-free import quota set on rice (HS Code 1006.10.90.00). The new quota was set at 19,000 metric tonnes whereas previously it was set at 17,500 metric tonnes (please, see related state acts).
The applicable import tariff outside the quota is 23.7%.
This Resolution only applied to Guatemala and entered into force on January 1, 2015, for a twelve-month period.