Launch of regional competitiveness agenda under evaluation.

Governments and the private sector from Central America are seeking to program a regional competitiveness agenda in order to optimize resources and to avoid detrimental competition.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The setting for this discussion will be the Competitiveness Forum of the Americas, organized by the United States Department of Commerce for next week.
Proposals include the use of strategic ports, airports and improved logistics to unite the Isthmus.

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Global Competitiveness Index 2011-2012

September 2011

Panama leads in Central America (49th in the global list), followed by Costa Rica (61), Guatemala (84), Honduras (86), El Salvador (91), and Nicaragua (115).

Chile (position 31), Puerto Rico (position 35), Barbados (position 42) and Panama (position 49) are the only four economies in Latin America and the Caribbean ranked among the top 50 in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2010 - 2011

Summit: Businessmen ask for improvements and changes

August 2008

Infrastructure deficiencies, lack of investments in renewable energy and uncertainty are some of the worries of entrepreneurs. This reduces competitiveness and the attraction of investment, they say.

The demands were presented by a group of businessmen that participated in the Second Competitiveness Summit (FCA) that was celebrated in Atlanta, United States.

Regional Standards for Competition

August 2013

The countries in the region are working on the development of a standard to regulate anti-competitive practices by regional companies.

The first draft of the new regulations was presented at the VII Central American Competition Forum.

"There are markets where competition problems cross borders and affect more than one country, we are working on a competition law and on the creation of an authority which has the power to implement it in Central America," said Francisco Diaz Rodriguez, Superintendent of Competition in El Salvador.

Costa Rica: Building Capacity for Global Leadership

June 2011

Government, business and international experts will discuss how to get the country to boost local capacity and take advantage of the opportunities of the global economy.

On June 30th, the Americas Society/Council of the Americas, together with the World Bank and the Government of Costa Rica will host its first Latin American Cities Conference in Costa Rica.

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