El Salvador: Labeling Problems When Exporting to the US

Of the technical requirements for export to the USA, it is the labeling process which causes the most failures.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Getting products into the United States, the destination of 49% of Salvadoran exports, is still a problem for many exporters in that country for failing to meet quality, labeling, packaging or production requirements.

The Director of the Corporation of Salvadoran Exporters, Silvia Cuéllar, told La Prensa Gráfica that the process that fails the most is labeling: "The label has the most failures for exporters because it does not meet the requirements. Sometimes it's a small detail, but this detail does not allow the product to enter the country and forces the exporter to pay for storage or simply lose it."



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