Special About Trade with the US

El Financiero published a special on Business Opportunities in the United States with valuable information about the market in northern country.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Facing the crisis with the premise of not losing a single customer and reaching more customers is the recommendation of the report which insists that despite the recession there are commercial opportunities to be exploited.

Kattia Bermúdez Mora, in her presentation of a special supplement in Elfinancierocr.com, indicated that "the goal must be to resist in spite of the adversity. You must take into account that with the entry into force of the Free Trade Agreement with the United States on January 1 of this year, the rules of the game are now even and the fight for the market becomes more intense among the member countries to attract the attention of an increasingly pessimistic consumer."

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In the view of Fitch Ratings, the likelihood of the trade agreement being renegotiated is low, but the region faces challenges "if US protectionism gains traction over the next few years."

From a statement issued by Fitch Ratings:

Fitch Ratings - New York - (May 16, 2017): While Central America and the Dominican Republic could benefit from the expected economic acceleration in the United States, these countries could also face challenges if US protectionism were to gain traction in the coming years, says Fitch Ratings.

FTA between Costa Rica and the US comes into effect

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Since yesterday 99% of Costa Rican exports will enter the US market tariff-free.

According Elheraldo.hn, "the United States is Costa Rica's main trading partner and buys half of its exports at over 9 billion dollars annually; however demand could fall due to the financial crisis that is affecting the US economy.

FTA drives growth in Guatemala

September 2008

The free trade agreements with the United States have contributed to the economic growth of partner countries, said the American ambassador to Guatemala, Stephen McFarland.

McFarland explained that the export of Guatemalan products to the American market have increased 13%, from $963 million in 2006 to $1.1 billion in 2007.

El Salvador AmCham points to opportunities in US Mid-West

July 2008

El Salvador's American Chamber of Commerce and the Latin American Illinois Trade and Investment Office told Salvadoran business people that the US Mid-West, with its 59 million inhabitants, represents a major business opportunity.

The message was delivered at a business conference by Marcelino García, deputy head of the Illinois state trade and investment department.

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