Architectural Services: Opportunities Abroad

The competitive advantage of low costs of Central American companies and the possibility of making strategic alliances in Mexico and the U.S., are some of the opportunities that architectural services companies could take advantage of.

Monday, January 18, 2021

For the internationalization of this type of service, companies in the sector recognize some challenges and barriers such as the lack of information on internationalization of services, lack of knowledge on how to reach international clients, differences in design codes and applicable laws, and regulatory difficulties to internationalize plans, highlights an analysis prepared by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promoter (Procomer).

High potential in innovative designs, the offer of services at competitive prices and the previous contacts that companies may have, are factors that could help companies take advantage of market opportunities in the United States.

The strategic alliances that some companies in the region could previously have, the growth of the market and its considerable size, the geographical proximity and similar conditions to the Central American countries, are circumstances that show the commercial opportunities that can also be taken advantage of in Mexico.

In the case of Costa Rica, progress has already been made in this regard. The document details that 51% of the companies consulted for this report indicate to have exported services in the last 3 years, 52% delivered the service abroad from Costa Rica through the Internet or other electronic means.

Download the report "Mapping the supply of architectural, engineering and construction services in Costa Rica."

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