$25 Million Worth of Deals Expected in Buyers Trade Mission

The BTM event, organized by Procomer, began yesterday with 270 Costa Rican exporters taking part.

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Industrial, agricultural and food sector producers will be at the conference with a huge variety of products ranging from frozen cassava to robotic arms.

Álvaro Piedra, trade promotion manager for Costa Rica's export promotion agency, Procomer, told Nacion.com that, "BTM's objective this time round is to help deals to be reached worth $25 million, $5 million more than 2009's goal".

Jorge Sequeira, Procomer general manager, commented that the event is particularly important for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with no other way to promote their products.

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