The event will be held on Monday, October 4, at the Radisson Hotel in San Jose, 8:30 am to 12:00 noon.
New electronic business platforms will be presented, www.guiadecomercio.nl and www.doingtradeincentralamerica.com which were launched by the Dutch Embassy in order for Central American and Dutch businessmen to promote trade between the two regions. Included in the event, various assistance programs offered by the Netherlands to Costa Rica like trade missions, match-making and funding by Dutch NGOs.
Information on how to export to Europe using the Netherlands as a gateway will be provided.
From 2 to 5 September, representatives from eight energy sector companies will visit Panama.
The trade mission, which also intends to visit Costa Rica and Colombia, is made up of representatives from the companies, UTInnovation, Biddle, KOZ Products and Priva, as well as Ra Solar España, Thermaflex, ENECO and Eltomation.
International bureaucrats are touring Central America offering up the ALADI as a means of doing business with South American countries, while the president of Argentina is preventing firms in her country from using ports in Uruguay.
Our comments are the same as they were one year ago when Uruguayan diplomats toured the area in order to promote a free trade agreement with Mercosur; in terms of trade integration, South America is a bag of cats where what prevails is the will of two giants, Brazil and Argentina, with the aggravating circumstance that the current government of President Fernández de Kirchner, in the exact same manner as his deceased predecessor Néstor Kirchner, manages and controls Argentinian international trade by pandering to the needs of immediate populist policies, regardless of the agreements they have signed.
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