A draft bill proposes placing a ban on giving out disposable plastic bags and non-biodegradable bags to end consumers in supermarkets and commercial establishments.
Fines of between $100 and $1000 would be imposed on those breaking the rules that would ban the sale of these types of bags in commercial establishments, if bill 136 to be introduced in the Assembly is successful.
From December the plant belonging to the Peruvian company OPP Film in San Juan Opico will increase its annual production capacity from 35,000 to 70,000 tons of polypropylene films.
The operation of the company's second production line of its plant in San Juan Opico, La Libertad, will be launched in December, which will increase capacity for the production of polypropylene films, which are used for packaging and labels for other products, going from 35,000 tons to 70,000 tons per year.The plant also has a metallization machine for the production of 15,000 tons of packaging and labels.
In 2015 the countries of the region exported $1000 million worth of plastic and plastic products, led by Costa Rica and El Salvador, with $354 million and $337 million respectively.
MarketDataon Plastics and Plastic Products in Central America,compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData.com, shows that in 2015 the countries of the region exported 480 thousand tons ofplastics and articles made of plastic, with a total value of $1056 million.
Salvadoran industrialists are being invited to sign up to business meetings with four Costa Rican companies on July 20 and 21.
The Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER) and the Chamber of Commerce of Industries in El Salvador is inviting participation in this trade mission, and is coordinating business meetings with Costa Rican companies to be held in San Salvador on July 20 and 21.
Sectors related to metal mechanics, tires, plastics, chemicals and electrics in Costa Rica have asked for their products to be excluded in the negotiation of a regional trade agreement with the Asian tiger.
The industrial and agricultural sectors are those who have objected in the process for negotiation of a free trade agreement with South Korea, arguing that some products would be hurt by the arrival of similar products from China.
The application of Article 27 of the Emergent Conservation of Employment Act has put on tenterhooks the feasibility of permanence in the country of 125 companies operating in the free zone.
An article on Prensalibre.com reports that "... the Emergent Conservation of Employment Act , in force since March 31, 2016, specifies that 43 activities can not be produced or marketed and developed from free zones, including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, plastics and machinery, among other things. "
Creditors of the manufacturer of flexible packaging Yanber, agreed to receive the company as payment for debts owed to each of them in order to keep the business going.
The Yanber Corporation requested use of the Preventive Convention in order to suspend payments in June 2015 , with the aim of reaching a settlement with its creditors, in order to avoid falling into bankruptcy and to continue operating. With the current agreement, the company will become the property of a trust-owned by its creditors.
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.
On November 12 Korean companies interested in the plastic sectors, renewable energy, construction and general industry will be meeting with Guatemalan businessmen.
The business conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Guatemala City and which include the participation of the companies Dongshin Hydraulics, Dae Jin Engineering, Dass Tech Industrial Greensolution and Soolim, among others.
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The Guatemalan Exporters Association is a private non-profit entity, established in 1982; that represents, promotes and develops non traditional exports of Guatemalan companies.
Operates in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala
Phone: (502) 2422-3400
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
As part of the Agritrade Platform, Guatemala will participate for the 27th time in PMA Fresh Summit, the most important international trade show and convention of fruits and vegetables in the United States, which will take place at Anaheim Convention Center, California from October 17th to 19th.