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.
Falling short of the the amount achieved in 2015, $42 million worth of deals were negotiated in purchase intentions of products such as honey, fresh fruits, processed foods, seafood, vegetables and meat.
Although the goal of the union of Nicaraguan exporters was more than $48 million traded in the 2015 edition of the trade fair, they did manage to achieve $42 million in two days of activity, which was attended by 64 international buyers from the United States, Canada, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Brazil, Spain and Puerto Rico.
Exporters and Government discussed improvements in customs procedures in order to reduce processing times at the border.
Export managers and managers of the 20 companies in charge of 80% of export formalities at the border in Peñas Blancas met this morning with the Minister of Foreign Trade, Anabel Gonzalez, Deputy Minister Fernando Ocampo, Deputy Minister of Finance Jenny Phillips, the Director General of Customs, Desiderio Soto and the manager of the Single Window for Foreign Trade, Marvin Salas to discuss improvements in customs proceedings and reducing processing times at the border.
From September 22nd to 25th, the XVII edition of the Buyers Trade Mission will bring together in Costa Rica exporters and 180 international buyers from 30 countries.
From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office :
San Jose, July 31, 2015. A platform for companies with export potential to showcase their products to different countries around the world and be able to diversify their business, from inside of Costa Rica. This is the main feature of the next Buyers Trade Mission (BTM) fair organized by the Foreign Trade Promotion Office of Costa Rica (PROCOMER).
Farmers in Colombia and Chile have been certified as eligible to export beef to China, after the lifting of foot and mouth disease restriction on Colombians and the signing of a protocol with the Chileans.
From an article by the Costa Rican Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):
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