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Nicaragua Modernizes Custom Control SystemThursday, January 14, 2016 > 10:10:02
Nicaragua will start on Monday 18 to operate a new Non-Intrusive Inspection System at borders and customs check points in the country, by means of cutting-edge-technology scanners, the official news website El 19 announced today. The website specified that the information was notified by the company in charge of the project, valued at 4 billion cordobas (around $142.8 million USD at the current rate of exchange).
The system is composed of new scanning equipment that improve the customs inspection service, six border check points and the Air Cargo Central Office at the International Airport Augusto Cesar Sandino in Managua.
Using this technology will favor the flow of goods brought into and taken out of the country, especially during the process of physical inspection, reducing ther time from 24 and 48 hours to just five minutes per cargo, according to the Customs General Management (DGA).
The main benefits of the new system include modernizing the customs service, speeding up the procedures, favoring foreign trade and increasing public safety, said Carolina Kitznger, representative of ALVIMER, the company that is executing the project.
The company trained around 100 operators and 80 DGA executive officers to analyze the images shown by the scanners.