Chile: Customs strike ends after five days

SANTIAGO – The strike of National Association of Customs Officers of Chile (ANFACH) has come to an end after the workers’ body reached an agreement with the government.

All Chilean ports, airports and borders in the country have now returned to normal operations.

Indefinite Customs strike disrupts trade through Chile

The five day indefinite strike caused some initial delays in customs clearance including The Port of Valparaiso, San Antonio and Santiago International airport which are now being dissipated, although special cases such as humanitarian support and dangerous cargo were attended as part of the contingency plan implemented by Customs.

Workers, numbering around 1,900 had taken action over staffing issues, working hours and retirement benefits, claiming that the government had failed to honour promises on all those issues.