By resolution of COMIECO (Counsel of Ministers of Economic Integration) of April 27, 2017 and in force from July 27, 2017 and after its publication in each country party (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica) an amendment has been introduced to the Procedure of Recognition of Sanitary Registrations for Processed Food and Beverages (resolution 373- 2015 COMIECO-LXXIV).

The amendment consists in the elimination of the requirement to file a Certificate of Free Sale before the authorities to apply for recognition of the sanitary registration (for members of COMIECO), which enables for a faster procedure for obtaining the recognition of a registration obtained by a member of COMIECO, thus, expedites its import and sale authorization.