Panamanian cacao conquers Europe

The Bocas del Toro province is the biggest cacao producer in the country, according to information from the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic

Friday, September 19, 2008

The demand for the Panamanian product is very high because of the quality of the dry grain, which in most cases is free from chemicals therefore increasing its value. Organic products from the indigenous communities of Silico Creek trade well in Switzerland and Romania.

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Panamanian Exports Will Drop 40%

September 2009

Such is the 2009 forecast by the Exporting Companies Association of Panama, after analyzing June figures.

Up to the month of June, exports dropped 40%, and the most affected products were melon, banana and watermelon.

"The first half of the year is when we export the most. We won't recover from this steep drop in the remainder of the year", explained spokespersons of the union to

Nicaraguan Meat Won't be Auctioned in Panama

August 2012

Finally it seems a solution has been found to the entry restrictions on Nicaraguan beef in the Panamanian market, as part of the conditions imposed on the canal country for trade integration with Central America.

According to an article in "Panama can be integrated with Central America (CA), but in exchange it must accept some conditions, including the mechanism of entry of the beef quota from Nicaragua", which does not include it being marketed through auction on the National Products Exchange (Baisa).

Nicaraguan Cocoa in the "Big Leagues"

September 2015

The country's inclusion in the list of fine cacao producers drawn up by the International Cocoa Organization has improved product positioning in the major buyer markets.  

From a statement issued by ProNicaragua:

As of September 21st, Nicaragua joined the list of countries of fine cocoa producers drawn up by the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), after the country’s cocoa production was recognized as 100 percent fine cocoa.

Guatemala Exports 79% More Honey

February 2010

The country sold $5.2 million in 2009, up from $2.9 million in 2008.

85% of the total production is shipped abroad. The main buyers in Europe are the U.K., Germany, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Holland, Italy and France. In America, the top purchasers are the United States, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Honduras.

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