New Central American regulations on the origin of goods

We hereby bring to your attention:

By means of Resolution issued by the Council of Ministers of Central American Economic Integration, No. 449-2021 dated June 30, 2021, the Resolution of Modification by Total Substitution of the Central American Regulation on the Origin of Goods was issued, which, was published in the Official Gazette number 186, Volume number 432, dated September 30, 2021, which came into force on January 10, 2022.

However, the Annex to the Central American Regulation on the Origin of Goods, which contains the Specific Rules of Origin, approved by Resolution number 377-2016 (COMIECO-LXXVlll), dated November 24, 2016, remains unchanged.

Among the most important modifications that said rules of origin have, we can point out that the Certification and Declaration of Origin will now consist in the Central American Single Declaration (DUCA F), which currently replaces the Central American Single Customs Form (FAUCA).

Regarding the Procedure for the Verification of Origin of Goods, the participation of the importer is expressly incorporated, which is an important guarantee for the defense of the administered, to the extent that importers have a legitimate interest in the outcome of the verification of origin, having to bear economically an eventual denial of tariff benefits of the General Treaty on Central American Economic Integration (TGIEC).

To learn more about the content of the Central American Regulation on the Origin of Goods, you can visit the website of the National Printing Office, in its Official Gazette Publication dated September 30, 2021 or you can enter the following link:

For any additional questions, please contact Dr. Diego Martín ( and/or Mr. William Escobar (