Guatemala: Military Factory Exports Footwear
Guatemala's Army Military Industry will export kaibil-type boots to Nigeria, Panama and Honduras.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Military Industry's factory employs some 150 people, and outputs more than than 100.000 pairs of shoes each year. It will start making boots for public forces in Panama, Honduras and Nigeria.
Since March 1st Colombia has been charging a fee of 1% on textiles and footwear imported from the Colon Free Zone.
Mexican companies are interested in investing in Nicaragua, particularly in the shoe-making and leather industries of Masaya and in the construction of a cheese-processing plant, the Mexican ambassador to Managua announced.
According to data from the Department of Commerce of the United States, El Salvador registered an annual growth in export values in his bid textiles to the United States to 5.1% in 2007 and experienced a surge of 12.4% from January to February of this year in relation to same period last year.
One hundred and fifteen textile plants in Guatemala are negotiating to buy electricity directly from power generators.
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