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    El Salvador's electronic export system


    © International Trade Centre, International Trade Forum - Issue 1/2001 

    The Electronic System of Exports (SIEX) in El Salvador enables exporters to obtain electronically via the Internet all the required export documents from the Export Procedures Centre (CENTREX), at any hour, day or night. Through SIEX, the exporter sends information on transactions and obtains the corresponding authorization directly at the place of business.

    Almost 77,000 operations were authorized by SIEX during 1999 - 30% of them during non-commercial hours - for an amount exceeding US$ 2 billion.

    Not only does the system greatly reduce the time required to obtain authorizations, it is estimated that the average operation saves the exporter an equivalent of US$ 15 in direct costs.

    From SIEX to SICEX 

    We are now launching a successor site which will improve connectivity and information, and have trained firms to use it. See http://www.centrex.gob.sv/ 

    From ITC's e-mail discussions, contributed by Rebeca Flor, Export Procedure Centre (CENTREX), Banco Central de Reserva de El Salvador, rebeca.flor@bcr.gob.sv