Guatemalan-Salvadorian Commercial and Industrial Association

The ACIGS aims to develop trade and economic ties between Guatemala and El Salvador, promoting joint projects to improve the results of trading balances.  

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

According to Gustavo Novola, president of the Guatemalan Salvadorian Commercial and Industrial Association (ACIGS) at the end of 2013 a business conference will be held conducive to increasing the sales of both nations.

"... From the website of this organization, union members may contact companies in both countries so that when there is opportunity for businesses they can take advantage of it and in this way hold virtual trade mini negotiations", reported

"There are a lot of businesses that have come undone because of a lack of knowledge and we have made ​​several visits in order to create business linkages," he said.

Those wishing to become members of the new organization will have to make an initial payment of $100.

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