$14 Million for Promoting Guatemalan Trade

The funds will be used in international commerce promotion programs and to strengthen the National Quality System.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

From a $14.3 million donation announced by the European Commission, $715.000 will be used to purchase Legal Metrology equipment for the National Quality System.

"The remaining funds will be used in promoting investment, consolidating the program of Trade, Investment and Tourism Attachés (Pacit), and in supporting international commerce", reported website Sigloxxi.com.

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Guatemala Opens Sales Office in Madrid

October 2012

In order to promote Guatemalan products in the Spanish market, the PACIT inaugurated in Madrid its eighth office worldwide.

A report in Elperiodico.com.gt indicates that the Executive Director of the Program of Trade, Investment and Tourism in Guatemala (PACIT), Julio Orozco, said: "The opening of the office in the Spanish capital is due to an interest in representing Guatemala in Spain "as a real business opportunity and making a real impact by increasing our exports to this country and to Europe."

Costa Rica Promotes Foreign Trade Agenda

December 2011

The Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Trade is promoting foreign trade agendas with leaders of more than 10 countries.

A Press Release by the Ministry of Foreign Trade (Comex) reads:

In preparation for the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization(WTO) which starts this Thursday afternoon in Geneva, the Costa Rican Minister of Foreign Trade, Anabel Gonzalez, the Director General, Federico Valerio, and the Ambassador of Costa Rica in the WTO, Ronald Saborio, maintain an intense schedule that includes bilateral meetings with ministers of different countries participating in the Cairns Group Ministerial Meeting, and the tenth anniversary of the accession of China to the WTO.

More Business for Nicaragua in International Fairs

June 2011

The promotion of Nicaraguan firms in international markets during 2011 has already borne fruit in closed deals for $20 million.

During recent participation in Mexico’s Food Fair, six companies were able to do business with the Aztec nation, including Agropecuaria de Exportaciones, Parmalat Centroamérica and Cafetalera Castellón.

Costa Rican companies aim to woo Europe

July 2008

Costa Rica is sending a trade mission to Europe from July 12 to 18. Companies of all sizes are among the 21 represented on the mission.

The mission, which will include stops in France, Belgium and Luxembourg, coincides with the fourth round of talks on an association agreement between Central America and the European Union.

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