At Tuesday's opening of the fourth round of Central America-Europe trade talks in Brussels, Europe granted preferential treatment to a list of Central American products and consolidated 99 percent of its offer.
Johanna Hill, spokesperson for the Central Americans and chief negotiator for El Salvador, said Costa Rica, the country that sells the most to Europe, insists that current access is not reflected in the offer.
The Ortega administration has announced that using financing from the CABEI a 52 kilometer hydraulic concrete highway will be built from Laguna de Perlas and Kukra Hill, in the Caribbean.
According to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, the loan from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE) will be for $65 million and will be used for construction of the road.
Up to September 30th the Panamanian stock market reported $2.433 billion in new registrations, while in the same period of 2012 there were $1.913 billion.
According to the Superintendency of the Securities Market (SMV ) , the main registrations were the $650 million in corporate bonds issued by Tocumen International Airport SA to finance the expansion of the airport and the mortgage bonds issued by Global Bank Corporation in the amount of $500 million.
Europe would admit up to 60,000 tons of Central American sugar, 5% of the deficit in its annual consumption.
In the last round of negotiations of the Association Agreement between Central America and Europe, it was agreed to open the market at 35,000 tons, but the Europeans have given in more in recent mini-rounds, according to an article in La Prensa Grafica of El Salvador: "According to negotiation sources, they have given in a little bit more during the mini-rounds. In the last round, the proposal went up 60,000 tons.
One of the projects which aroused the most interest from foreign investors in the recent Investment Summit has drawn criticism over its design and planning.
The small amount of urban development and the broken terrain in the area of Zone 25 where the Municipality of Guatemala plans to build an international airport have raised questions in the real estate sector.
The Colombian group Ethuss has acquired the concession for the Patacón Hill Landfill in Panama.
Companies Urbalia SA and Capital Bank agreed to the sale of 100% of its shares after two months of negotiations with the transaction being supported by the National Cleaning Authority (ANA by its initials in Spanish).
Civil Engineer construction, general contractor, gas pipeline and oil pipeline construction, petrochemical installation, fiber optic installation, highway and road construction.
Operates in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama
Phone: (502) 4089 7819
DICCOC is a consulting and accredited inspection (ECA OI-016) company, with vast experience in the field. Since 2008 has inspection contracts with the state costarricense.
Operates in Costa Rica
Phone: (506) 2244 7570 - (506) 8857 9320
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.
Armstrong Equipment, Inc. is an American based company that specializes in the distribution to Latin America of equipment and parts used in the mining sector, rock crushing and asphalt paving.
Operates in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama
Phone: (305) 592 8361