Truckers spend 90 percent of their time waiting to cross the border to and from Panamá at Paso Canoas, a new study says.
The report prepared by the Fundación Georgia Tech said that the waiting could be reduced drastically with modernization of the border post.
The study showed that importing into Costa Rica takes between 12 and 15 hours while exportation takes between seven and eight hours.
The study was done at the request of the Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo. The summary said that the wait times could be reduced to just 15 percent of the current amount.