Between January and September 2016 the countries in the region imported $427 million in supplies for food preparation, 14% more than was imported in 2015.
Figures from the Information System on the Market for Materials for Food Preparation in CentralAmerica provided by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData: [Figure caption = "Click to interact with graphics"]
With the expansion of its plant from May, Agroindustrias Gumarsal will increase the number of tons of processed wheat per day from 150 to 400.
In addition to the increase in daily production of wheat flour, Agroindustries Gumarsal will be venturing into pulp, with the entry into operation of the expansion of Molinos San Juan. The company, which claims to have 17% of the consumer market for flour in the country, plans to raise its stake up to 40% of the market once it begins to increase production, scheduled for mid-May.
Opportunities in the Arab country have been announced for chutneys, organic coffee, pastries, organic tuna, dried fruits, plants, flowers and foliage.
The Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER) has opened a trade promotion office in Qatar. Alvaro Stone, director of Exports at the office, informed Nacion.com that an official has been based in the premises of the Embassy of Costa Rica in that country since late last year.
There is potential in the Colombian market for exporters of pasta, snacks, biscuits and gravy, through strategic partnerships with supermarket chains.
From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office :
San Jose, February 22, 2016. Building partnerships with supermarket chains represents an option for Costa Rican exporters of food products such as pasta, snacks, biscuits and gravy, to gain admission to that market.
Various economic sectors of Costa Rica are working to obtain preferential consideration in the Free Trade Agreement with China.
As an example, Florida Ice & Farm, which is already exporting its Imperial beer to the Asian country free of tariffs, wants that this preference to be consolidated into the Free Trade Agreement. Other sectors that have already eyed their position on the matter are sugar, ethanol, pasta, leather, meat, and fruit juice.
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