The union of distributors of equipment in Panama has denounced the existence of illegal requirements in the specifications of a tender to provide motor graders.
The Association of Machinery Distributors (Adimaq) argues that the request for proposal documents for best value tender No. 2016-0-16-0-08-LV-011526 to supply 15 motor graders included "... in an illegal manner, new conditions for sanctions and disqualifications after legal compliance, thus violating Public Procurement Law 22 of June 27, 2006. "
Companies making apparel and clothing, hygiene products, baking machinery and spare parts will be gathering together in Nicaragua from June 27 to 30 to explore business opportunities.
Representatives of seven Salvadoran companies will be taking part in the activity with the aim of contacting import companies interested in distributing their products in Nicaragua, according to information provided by the Chamber of Commerce and Services in Nicaragua (CNSC).
In Costa Rica the scarce inventory of public works projects and reduced activity in the agro industry is affecting sales by distributors of construction equipment and agricultural machinery.
Data from the latest report on the economic situation recorded an annual fall of 3.5% in activity in the construction sector and 0.20% in the agricultural sector. This data explains the discouraging results in machinery distribution companies, which have been slow since 2015.
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. "
Within the the framework of the International Meeting on Construction and Equipment to be held from July 19 to 22, meetings will be held to explore business opportunities between companies.
The International Meeting on ConstructionMachinery is being organized by the Chamber of Construction in Costa Rica and will bring together companies linked to the construction sector, from earthwork to industrial finishes. The fair will be held at the Pedregal Events Center in La Asunción de Belén, Heredia.
An announcement has been made of a visit by a trade delegation of Spanish companies specializing in agricultural machinery, on April 18 and 19.
The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Guatemala informed Prensalibre.com that a trade mission of Spanish business people will be visiting the country on April 18 and 19. It will be formed of 15 entrepreneurs from eight Spanish firms belonging to the Spanish Association of Agricultural Machinery.
Businessmen and importers of agricultural machinery argue that the payment of sales tax increases costs and reduces competitiveness of their production.
Imports of capital goods in the agriculture sector dropped from $57 to $54 million between 2014 and 2015, according to central bank data published by Laprensa.hn. The union of importers and the agricultural producers themselves say the cost has risen since the Law on Organising Public Finance, Control of Exemptions and Anti-Evasion Measures came into effect, a law which eliminated tax exemptions which had been granted to the agricultural sector for years.
From 9 to September 13 companies and providers to the construction industry will be exhibiting their products at Expo Habitat 2015, with the expectation of closing business worth $160 million.
The Panamanian Chamber of Construction expects to achieve $160 million in deals made at the Expocapac fair, which expects the participation of over 400 exhibitors. In 2014 sales $145 million were made at the fair on housing, agricultural and construction equipment.
Twelve companies submitted bids in the tender launched by the Directorate General of Public Procurement of Panama for the purchase, maintenance and training for the use of heavy equipment.
The companies that submitted bids are: Coamco, S.A., Cardoze & Lindo, IIASA, F. Icaza y Cía, S.A., Tiesa, AIRCO, S.A. y Construmarket, Comercial de Motores, S.A., Automotora Autostar, S.A., Resansil, Melo and Grupo Tecun.
Falls in sales of textiles, machinery and transport equipment accounted for the 6% annual contraction in manufacturing activity in May this year.
In the case of textiles, a reducicón of 8.7% in industrial production in May is attributed to lower production of knitted or crocheted fabrics, clothing and leather production. In the machinery and heavy equipment sector, which fell by 48%, a reduction in demand from the Mexican automotive industry is, according to Central Bank data, the reason for the poor performance.
Industrial machinery equipment mainly in the sugar and alcohol process markets.
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