El Salvador: How to Export to the European Union

On 25 and 26 November a seminar will be held to train Salvadoran SMEs in the legal regulations and requirements needed to export to the European market .

Friday, November 22, 2013

From a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador:

The Government of El Salvador with the European Union will hold on the 25th and 26th of November, the "CA- EU Partnership Agreement: opportunities to export" a seminar-workshop, in order to support small and medium enterprises in the Salvadoran process of internationalization and diversification of markets and products to Europe, as part of the trade pillar agreement which came into force on 1 October .

"This seminar will allow about 100 Salvadoran companies to be trained in the legal regulations and the requirements for exporting to the European market. It will also allow for a diagnosis and advise to be given directly to about 25 products to be exported to that region," said Foreign Minister, Jaime Miranda Flamenco.

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