Costa Rica seeks to increase trade with Guatemala

Costa Rica wants to increase trade relations with Guatemala through the recently-formed Guatemala-Costa Rica Chamber of Commerce.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Luis Bonilla of Alimentos Kerns will be the new organization's president.
Other corporate members include Productos Alimenticios Imperial, Certeza Consulting, Cristal Vitro S.A., Dos Pinos, Conexpress, GrainPro and the newspaper La Moneda.
Chamber members are looking for more businessmen interested in exploring trade opportunities between the two countries.

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