The drama over the bulk of exports being primary products without added value is unfolding not only in Nicaragua.
The new president of the Association of Producers and Exporters of Nicaragua (APEN), Guillermo Jacoby, has carried out a lucid analysis of the difficulties faced by Nicaraguan exporters in increasing both the volume and the value of its sales abroad, and especially how to make this productive effort sustainable.
A statutory amendment will allow Brazil to use a World Trade Organization quota to export beef to the United States.
Nicaraguan producers and exporters have raised concerns about the possible impact of changes in trade policies which are being discussed by the U.S. Congress, which directly affect the export of peanuts, tobacco and meat, the latter product due to possible entry of beef from Brazil.
The South American country has sent its own ships to carry food in short supply in this nation such as sugar, coffee, black beans, oil, meat and live cattle.
Last weekend, 1,500 tons of sugar were loaded up in the Port of Corinto, the first shipment of three which will transport 45,000 tonnes of products between May and June. According to the director of the National Port Company, Virgilio Silva, on May 24 another ship docked in Arlen Siu, in the Pacific, to load up 980 heifers with the same destination.
From 5 to 12 April 2013, 40 Dutch entrepreneurs and investors will be exploring investment opportunities in infrastructure, water works and alliances between companies.
Within this mission from the Netherlands are businessmen and bankers from the agribusiness sector, who are seeking opportunities with entrepreneurs from seven municipalities of the country through business conferences. In addition, they are contemplating signing an agreement with the agency ProNicaragua and the Exporters and Producers Association (APEN).
The lifting of restrictions on bean exports has revealed a harsh reality as previous buyers are being supplied by other vendors.
Nicaraguan beanexports have failed to recover from the negative effects of restrictions on its output by the government for a year, which were finally lifted in early 2012 - due to the loss of markets that these obstacles created.
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