Dominican Republic Suspends Wire Imports from C.A.

The Government ordered a temporary suspension of wire and cable imports from Central America.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Dominican Republic's Treasury Secretary announced they will gather the administrative council for the Central American FTA, to define what is considered as a 'special fiscal regime'. Dominican industrial businessmen have complained about wire imports from Costa Rica that don't comply with the FTA rules of origin.

"This way, we could solve the conflict that has arisen between Dominican producers and importers of wire and cable from Costa Rica", published

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El Salvador: Metalworking Exports Recover

May 2014

After two years of decline, the sector's exports in 2013 amounted to $262 million, an increase of 7% compared to 2012.

In 2013 the metalworking industry managed to overcome the economic crisis that began in 2008 and managed to export $262 million. The sector has been able to recover production levels of previous years thanks to the Central American market focusing on certifying quality and entering into new product lines, with the best selling ones being iron rods, flat sheets, plates, fittings for structures laminates, and barbed wires.

Guatemala Trying to Control Grain Prices

June 2011

Officials are urging farmers to use quotas to avoid pushing the price of raw materials up further.

In order to minimize the upward pressure on the cost of raw materials, whose high prices are making staple foods more expensive, the government is looking at promoting the use of quotas on production.

ICE Tenders Power Transmission Cables for $2.4 million

December 2011

The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad has put out to tender the acquisition of cable and materials for the reconstruction of a transmission line.

According to the specifications, the tender is for "Cable and materials for the reconstruction of the transmission line Trapiche –Leesville."

El Salvador: Cell Phone Imports Worth $232 million

November 2011

From January 2010 to October 2011 $232.4 million worth of mobile devices have been imported.

According to the Central Bank, in the year 2010, the figure rose to $138.2 million, while in the first ten months of 2011 it was $94.2 million.

Nearly 60% of imported devices this year come from the United States, accounting for $55.3 million.

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