Honduran exporters denounced that the border is closed for dairy products, meat and shrimp.
This measure by the Salvadoran Government is a response to Honduras blocking Salvadoran poultry products.
"The complaint by dairy exporters to the Agriculture Secretary states that 'they [El Salvador] are impeding the entrance of quarantined products like dairy, shrimp and meats without previous notice. This has caused large losses for agriculture exporters and has affected the country's productivity", reported local newspaper La Tribuna.
The project “Pymerural” will give support to seven thousand small- and medium-sized businesses (PYMES, initials in Spanish) from rural areas.
La Tribuna, on its website, publishes: "The project is supported with funds contributed by the government of Switzerland and will cover ten departments throughout the country, with different areas of aggregate value and with agricultural and non-agricultural products from the rural areas of Honduras."
After being certified by Venezuelan authorities, the business Lacthosa will carry out their first shipment of some 334 tons of powdered milk.
The minister of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG), Héctor Hernández Amador, added according to LaPrensahn.com: "This is the´result of the negotiations that were conducted with businesspersons from that country last year, when 18 members of various countries that make up Petroalimentos, with various businesspersons who managed to complete rounds of negotiations because Honduras has the opportunity to export to Venezuela in various areas."
Last year there were $540 million in agricultural exports to the US and total bilateral trade in agricultural products is now adding up to almost $800 million.
Compared to the 2006-2007 period, the country had an increase in agricultural products of 17%, and for this year the expected growth is 20%.
The capacity for commercial trade with the US has increased, however, there is still more potential to export products; there are more than 100 fruits and vegetables produced in the country that are now admissible to the US and there are another 12 that are in the process of getting entrance permits.