Costa Rican Customs Authorities communicate end of temporary relief for maritime freight costs

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EY Global

16 Mar 2023
Subject Tax Alert
Categories Indirect Tax
Jurisdictions Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s General Customs Directorate has communicated through Circular MH-DGA-CIR-0009-2023, that on 30 March 2023, the term of validity of Law No. 10.162 "Temporary relief for maritime transportation costs for national imports, in order to mitigate the container crisis" will expire. This Law grants benefits on the determination of the taxable base of duties on the import of goods by maritime transport.

Therefore, as of 31 March 2023, the freight values actually paid must be declared.


For additional information with respect to this Alert, please contact the following:

Ernst & Young, S.A., San José, Costa Rica
  • Rafael Sayagués

  • Juan Carlos Chavarría

  • Carolina Palma

  • Ana G Sánchez Wellerman

  • José Martínez Loría

  • Jacqueline Alfaro

Ernst & Young LLP (United States), Latin American Business Center, New York
  • Lucas Moreno

  • Ana Mingramm

  • Pablo Wejcman

  • Enrique Perez Grovas

Ernst & Young LLP (United Kingdom), Latin American Business Center, London
  • Lourdes Libreros
Ernst & Young Tax Co., Latin American Business Center, Japan & Asia Pacific
  • Raul Moreno, Tokyo

  • Luis Coronado, Singapore

For a full listing of contacts and email addresses, please click on the Tax News Update: Global Edition (GTNU) version of this Alert.