Guatemalan Trade Mission Visits Taiwan

Guatemalan businesses and diplomats have traveled to south east Asia with the aim of strengthening the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed between the countries four years ago.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Another of the visit's goals is to explore the potential for Guatemala's to take advantage of the Economic Co-operation Framework Agreement (ECFA) recently signed between Taiwan and China.

The Guatemalan ambassador in the Taiwanese capital, Taipéi, is Iván Espinoza. According to EFE he indicated that, "Taiwan is also an excellent gateway to expand in other Asian markets, by making use of its commercial and logistical networks".

Guatemalan representatives arrived on the island on 9 August for a five day stay.

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