ANNOUNCEMENT 11 Dec 2012

The Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration Process allowed Guatemala to change the duty-free import tariff quotas on sorghum and white and yellow corn.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising
Inception date: 01 Jan 2013 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2013
Still in force

Import tariff quota

On December 11, 2012, the Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration Process (i.e COMIECO by its Spanish acronym) adopted Resolution 299-2012 allowing Guatemala to increase from 200,000 to 300,000 metric tonnes and from 25,000 to 80,000 metric tonnes the duty-free import quotas on yellow corn and sorghum respectively (HS Codes 1005.90.20 and 1007.90.00). 

The applicable import tariff outside the quota was 15% for yellow corn and 20% for sorghum.

This Resolution only applied to Guatemala and it entered into force on January 1, 2013, for a twelve-month period.

Update
On August 12, 2013, the COMIECO adopted Resolution 317-2013 increasing by 225,000 metric tonnes the duty-free import quota set on yellow corn for 2013 (please, see related state acts).

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AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 01 Jan 2013 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2013
Still in force

Import tariff quota

Resolution 299-2012 adopted by the Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration Process on December 11, 2012, also reduced from 82,000 to 70,000 metric tonnes the duty-free import quota on white corn (HS Code 1005.90.20.00). The applicable import tariff outside the quota was 20%.

This Resolution only applied to Guatemala and entered into force on January 1, 2013, for a twelve-month period.