Between November 17th and 21st the Ministry of Commerce and Industry will be holding seminars on innovation in developing food products for export companies.
From a statement issued by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MITI):
Focused on the vision of the Minister of Trade and Industry, Meliton Arrocha of making 'our exports and our negotiations speak the same language', the National Export Department is organizing the Specialist Innovation Seminar and Development of Novel Foods, Expanding Supply with More Competitive Products.
Free training will be given on how to complete the Verification of Origin Questionnaire and EUR-1 Movement Certificate for exporting to the EU.
From a press release issued by the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (Agexport):
In order to provide an information service to exporters regarding the Origin Verification Questionnaire and EUR-1 Movement Certificate, through the medium of SEADEX WEB, the Single Window for Export, VUPE, at AGEXPORT, free training sessions will be given on days 9, 15 and 22 of January 2014, for companies exporting to the EU so that they can enrich their knowledge about filling in the questionnaire.
The 'Ventanilla Única para las Exportaciones' or VUPE and the Regímenes de Perfeccionamiento Activo or OPA, have launched a new unified website.
From a press release by the Guatemalan Association of Exports (AGEXPORT):
In order to offer exporters and the general public ease in obtaining information relating to the export sector, the Ventanilla Única para las Exportaciones -VUPE- and the Oficina de Regímenes de Perfeccionamiento Activo -OPA-have launched a new unified website which provides the following features:
The Customs Directorate is calling on companies involved in foreign trade to take part in the AEO Programme.
The Customs Directorate is inviting producers, importers, exporters, carriers, customs agents, bonded warehouses, Consolidated / deconsolidated companies, courier companies, free zones and ports, to form part of the AEO Program of Guatemala, which strikes a balance between security and facilitation of international trade, through a strategic alliance between the Customs Administration, the Tax Authority and the different participants in the supply chain.
Domestic milk consumption is growing at 3.9% annually, while exports in 2010 reached $74 million, compared to $49 million sold abroad in 2008.
The country ranks third in Latin America in per capita consumption with 199 liters per year, according to the Chamber of National Milk Producers (NCPC in Spanish).
Luis Villegas, manager of the National Milk Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG), said "We are operating in a globalized scenario in which the country must participate in the foreign market. We can not expect to continue to grow only within the Costa Rican market since consumption is very high and increasing production will not generate greater demand", reported Elfinancierocr.com
The "ABC of exports" program will be taught by the School of Foreign Trade of the Guatemalan Association of Exporters.
According what Roxana Larios reported in an article in Sigloxxi.com, "As a form of support for the export sector, the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (Agexport), through its School of Foreign Trade (ECE), is preparing the implementation of a new diploma course in which tools for entrepreneurs to trade their products in different markets will be provided.
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
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.