Costa Rican business leaders have expressed their dismay at the executive branch's apparent contradictions regarding the proposed agreement on fiscal issues and the strike threats made by public unions.
From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of Private Business Sector (UCCAEP):
Private Sector puzzled by attitude of the Executive Branch
The Panamanian Chamber of Solar Energy is inviting domestic and foreign companies in the sector to join this new union.
From a statement issued by the Panamanian Chamber of Solar Energy:
Panama March 16, 2016. A group of leading entrepreneurs in the clean and renewable energy sector have announced the creation of the Panamanian Chamber of Solar Energy (Solar Chamber) with the purpose of promoting solar energy in the country.
Traders, industrialists and entrepreneurs in the agro sector disagree with the position of the main private sector union over the negotiation of new taxes.
Three business unions have ratified their opposition to new taxes in Costa Rica and have made known their total lack of empathy with the way the Uccaep, an organization that unites most of the unions in the private sector, has dealt with the Solis administration over tax issues, the negotiation of a shareholder register proposed by the government and other aspects related to the fiscal problems affecting the country.
The new business entity seeks to convene 100 companies in two years, and foster business development, trade and investment between Panama and the European country.
The Franco - Panamanian Chamber of Commerce (CCFP) is a non profit organization that seeks to bring together the business sector of both countries to promote business development, trade and investment.
The new chamber will focus on collecting data on the actual production of cocoa in the country, improving competitiveness, and seeking business opportunities abroad.
The newly formed Nicaraguan Chamber of Cocoa (Canicacao) intends to professionalise cocoa production in the country, mainly to improve the genetics of plantations, implement new irrigation systems and technology to improve crop productivity and consequently sales abroad.
Through the new tourism chamber Playa Blanca, hotels in the area will develop a joint tourism promotion strategy, similar to that implemented in Punta Cana and Cancun.
The main objective of the newly formed chamber is to promote the beaches in the area of Farallon as a single large destination. Alberto Quiros, who participates in the organization of the union, told Prensa.com that "...
Guatemalan companies which supply chemicals for industry have created the Union of Manufacturers and Distributors of Industrial Chemicals.
From a statement issued by the Chamber of Industry in Guatemala (CGI):
The Chamber of Industry in Guatemala presents the newly formed Union of Manufacturers and Distributors of Industrial Chemicals (GREQUIM), representing an industrial platform that helps promote mechanisms at the national and international level to improve competitiveness of the sector and the country.
The creation of the union of cocoa farmers in the country aims to implement comprehensive strategies to promote the long-term development of the sector.
More than 60 independent producers and cooperatives have appointed a team to coordinate the legal aspects of the formalization of the Chamber, with which they seek to have better representation and greater government support.
The ACIGS aims to develop trade and economic ties between Guatemala and El Salvador, promoting joint projects to improve the results of trading balances.
According to Gustavo Novola, president of the Guatemalan Salvadorian Commercial and Industrial Association (ACIGS) at the end of 2013 a business conference will be held conducive to increasing the sales of both nations.
The business sector has agreed with the Congress of Nicaragua on the revision of the bill to regulate the functioning of business groups.
Laprensa.com.ni reports: "The decision was made after hearing the positions of the American Chamber of Commerce of Nicaragua (AMCHAM), the Nicaraguan Council of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (Conimipyme), the Superior Council of Private Enterprise (Cosep) and binational business chambers comprised of Nicaragua with Mexico, Italy, Spain and Germany. "
The Union of Central American Bi-National Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Mexican Investment has been formally established.
Ucabicimex is "formed by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Costa Rica - Mexico (Cicomex), the Salvadoran - Mexican Trade (Chamber Casalmex), the Guatemalan - Mexican Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CAMEX), the Honduras - Mexico Enterprise Chamber ( CEHM), the Mexico - Costa Rica Enterprise Chamber (Camexcr), the Mexico - El Salvador Enterprise Chamber (Camexsal), the Mexico - Nicaraguan Enterprise Chamber (Camenic) and the Mexico - Panama Chamber of Commerce (Camexpa) ", reported Nacion.com.
The initiative aims to contribute to strengthening trade and investment promotion between the two nations.
From a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in El Salvador:
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hugo Martinez, inaugurated on March 29th in Mexico City, Mexico, the Mexico-El Salvador Business Chamber (CAMEXSAL), an initiative to help strengthen trade and investment promotion between the two nations.
The Panamanian Aseguradores Association (APADEA), is a non-profit organisation, that was created in 1952 with the objective of developing, enlarging and coordinating the activity of the insurance market throughout Panama.
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