Guatemala: Training for Exporters to Europe

Free training will be given on how to complete the Verification of Origin Questionnaire and EUR-1 Movement Certificate for exporting to the EU.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

From a press release issued by the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (Agexport):

In order to provide an information service to exporters regarding the Origin Verification Questionnaire and EUR-1 Movement Certificate, through the medium of SEADEX WEB, the Single Window for Export, VUPE, at AGEXPORT, free training sessions will be given on days 9, 15 and 22 of January 2014, for companies exporting to the EU so that they can enrich their knowledge about filling in the questionnaire.

The conference will be led by Mr. Francisco Molina, Coordinator of Counseling Services and specialist in origin and TLC's who will cover topics on how to complete the questionnaire, testing, verification processes and issuing the EUR-1 certificate.

More information

www.vupe.export.com.gt

2422-3584 and 3535

seadex@agexport.org.gt



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