Approval has been given to exemption of import tax for a first contingent of egg cartons.
With this duty free import a solution is underway to the problem of local shortages caused by a fire in the only factory producing such packaging in the country.Panamaamerica.com.pa reports that "...Moldeados Panameños, S.A. estimated they will be able to restore operations in about 10 months. "
A bill proposes to ban the practice of handing out non-biodegradable and disposable plastic bags to final consumers in supermarkets and stores.
A bill already approved by the Special Standing Committee on Environment proposes adding an article to the Law for Integrated Waste Management, to prohibit and punish with fines of up to 200 base salaries the handing out of disposable plastic and non-biodegradable bags to end consumers in supermarkets and other stores.
Eight in ten Peruvians buy own brand label products, with bread, rice and oil having the most presence in supermarkets
From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office:
Peruvians prefer to shop in supermarkets, because of the variety of products on offer , as well as for reasons of safety and comfort. In 2014, supermarket sales showed a growth of 9.5% compared with the previous year, which represents 44% of total retail sales.
The Chemical industry and food packaging industry for the Jamaican market need low-cost packaging for their products aimed at lower income sectors.
From a statement issued by the Costa Rica Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):
The competitive environment in the industrial sector in Jamaica is presenting opportunities for exporters of packaging products in Costa Rica. The high costs felt by manufacturers in the Caribbean country, along with the fact that food and beverage companies need to offer more affordable products for low-income consumers, has led to Jamaican companies being willing to evaluate the packaging options on offer in Costa Rica.
A new type of biodegradable container has been developed for products containing liquid or solid fat which prolongs the shelf life of the food.
From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office (Procomer):
Biomat research group at the University of the Basque Country, has developed a new biodegradable packaging for fatty products, both liquid and solid, made from agro-industrial by-products, thereby contributing to sustainable consumption of raw materials and by-product recovery. The container is transparent and at the same time, an excellent barrier to ultraviolet light and gases such as oxygen. Multilayer laminates are usually used as a barrier to gases, however, the product developed by Biomat group is monolayer, thus greatly reducing its cost. Furthermore, it can be heat sealed and is printable.
In Central and South America the use of this type of packaging grew by 50%, going from nearly 5 billion units in 2008 to 7 billion in 2013.
From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):
The market for flexible packaging (such as those used in sauces and mayonnaise) in Central and South America has experienced rapid growth over the past five years, increasing by 50% in volume, going from nearly five billion units in 2008 to 7 billion in 2013, according to a recent report by PCI Films Consulting. The largest categories of individual final consumption were mayonnaise and tomato sauce (not ketchup), each having 16% and 23% of the volumes, respectively.
All of the production centralized in El Salvador will close and be moved to another Central American country, without having been specified yet whether this will be Honduras or Guatemala. The reason for the closure is underutilized production, as only 35% of the plant's capacity is being used.
We manufacture dehydrated food products for humans. We sell our products through contract manufacturing or own labels national and internationally
Operates in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
Phone: (502) 7830-7801 - (502) 7830-7802
Greif is a world leader in industrial packaging products and services. The Company produces steel, plastic, fibre, flexible and corrugated containers and packaging accessories
Operates in Costa Rica and Guatemala
Phone: (506) 2251 1195 - (506) 2251 0490
Plastic sheet extrusion in Guatemala, vacum form moulding process, POP materials, HIPS, high impact polystirene sheet and digital printing rolls
Operates in El Salvador and Guatemala
Phone: (502) 42152282