Government Authority of Nicaragua applies charge to international transport.
The Government of Nicaragua applies a charge of PCA50 pesos centroamericanos (USD50) for temporary introduction to international means of transport, causing closure of the border in peñas blancas.
The Costa Rican government reacted to the application of the tax for temporary importation to means of transport and demands that Nicaragua respect regional regulations. The collection of $ 50 dollars was ordered by Nicaraguan customs authorities and was rejected by Costa Rican authorities. The Costa Rican Ministry of Finance indicates that the Ministry of Foreign Trade has requested the Ministry of Development Industry and Trade of Nicaragua to order to customs of this country to repeal the published circular and respect the legal instruments of the Central American economic integration.