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.
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.
In Guatemala manufacturers are claiming that the recent rise in the prices of raw materials such as polyethylene resins, polystyrene and polycarbonate could push up the final price of plastic products.
The increase in the price of a barrel of oil is the main cause of the increase in prices of raw materials, most of which are derivatives of petroleum.
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.