Guatemala Exports Bamboo to U.S.

With assistance from Taiwanese technicians there are currently 5.000 planted hectares.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Exports have been to Miami, through an agreement signed by the Bamboo Association (AsoBambú).

"... it is a material that can be used for building houses and manufacturing products of high value added for growers...", reports

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Nicaragua Looking to Increase Exports

November 2009

Growers and exporters are developing strategic plans to double their exports to the European Union.

Plans will be developed for coffee, meat, shrimp, peanut, organic cacao, honey, sesame and tobacco.

Patrick Gouka, director of the Exports and Investments Center of Nicaragua (CBI), explained that "one of the aspects they will analyze is the quality and value-added of their merchandise, as this is an important requirement of the European market".

Guatemala Resumes Flower Exports to U.S.

September 2009

Exports of roses were suspended in 2008, and were resumed a week ago, initially to Miami and Orlando.

Francisco Jolop Yoc, vice president of Asoflorsa, the Association of Flower Growers from San Juan, remarked that they had to import 8 new rose varieties from Ecuador to satisfy the requirements of the U.S. market.

El Salvador Exports $12 Million of Sugar to Taiwan

June 2009

In the coming days, Taiwan will be receiving the first shipment of 40,000 tons of Salvadoran raw sugar.

The FTA with Taiwan, in effect since March 2008, permits El Salvador to export 55,000 tons of sugar with zero tariffs.

Eugenia Yang, the economic counselor at the country’s Taiwanese diplomatic headquarters, informed Laprensagrafica com: "During the initial months, the first product to enter the market was coffee.

Goya Foods seeks new food products from Guatemala

July 2008

Raspberries, pitaya, and certain berries such as blackberries are among the Guatemala products being sought by Goya Foods, along with red and black beans.

Luis Olarte, assistant director of purchasing for Goya, who is in Guatemala to attend Manufexport 2008, said he's looking for new products for the nostalgia market, to serve Guatemalans who now live in the United States.

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