El Salvador AmCham points to opportunities in US Mid-West
El Salvador's American Chamber of Commerce and the Latin American Illinois Trade and Investment Office told Salvadoran business people that the US Mid-West, with its 59 million inhabitants, represents a major business opportunity.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
The message was delivered at a business conference by Marcelino García, deputy head of the Illinois state trade and investment department.
Exports have grown a mild 3.4%, with agricultural goods leading the way; Guatemala’s trade balance with the U.S. remains negative.
Nicaragua is one of the countries which has benefited the most from the Free Trade Agreement.
The free trade agreements with the United States have contributed to the economic growth of partner countries, said the American ambassador to Guatemala, Stephen McFarland.
Trade in some of the countries involved has grown by 20 percent since the introduction two years ago of the Cafta accord between the United States and Central America and the Dominican Republic, according to US Department of Trade figures.
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