A new program, called "Step by Step to Exporting" ("Exportar Paso a Paso" in Spanish), will simplify the procedures required to export to Honduras, Panama and Dominican Republic.
The program, coordinated by EXPORTA, El Salvador's exports promotion agency, requires companies to "be formally incorporated, have at least three years of operating history and register sales of more than $100.000 a year".
Twenty-Seven Salvadoran food companies have allied to reach the United States under a single label.
With support from the Salvadoran Export Promotion Agency (EXPORTA), food classified as "ethnic" or "nostalgic" is being successfully exported to states like New York, New Jersey, Washington, Virginia and Maryland.
There were $242 million worth of this type of food exported to the world in 2008.
On April 23 and 24, El Salvador will host the Second Latin American and Caribbean Meeting of Trade and Investment.
Among the topics to be discussed at the meeting organized by the Salvadoran Commission for the Promotion of Exports and Investments (PROESA and EXPORTA) are: the impacts of the global crisis on developing countries and the measures that have been taken to mitigate it; an analysis of the Latin American and Caribbean competitive situation in infrastructure and trade services and the situation of the tourism sector, including its current challenges and opportunities.