INNOVACCION Convention in Guatemala

Opening up markets in the Caribbean is one of the strategic initiatives to support the 6% annual growth in the manufacturing sector.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A statement from AGEXPORT reads:

Because of the economic impact that the Manufacturing Sector has on the development of Guatemala, the industry has developed a strategy with systematic actions to contribute to the realization of unique value propositions in all sub sectors which will result in competitive advantages and thereby maintain global markets. This strategy, together with the international expert in innovation, Mario Morales, aims to give Guatemalan SMEs more tools.

The Manufacturing Sector, which represents 27% of Guatemala's total exports, has accumulated to July this year $1.967 million. This sector is represented by the Commissions of Handicrafts, Furniture Manufacturers and Forest Products COFAMA, Miscellaneous Manufacturers, Plastics and Food and Beverage, with the latter two areas seeing the highest rises.

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Business Fair for Manufacturing Companies

October 2017

In Guatemala, SMEs are being invited to take part in the next Central American Manufexport fair, to be held in Antigua, in September 2018.

A call is being made to SMEs from the sectors of food and beverages, hygiene and personal care, cleaning for the home, plastic products, cosmetics, and other manufactured goods to participate in a business conference which will take place on the 26th and 27th of September 2018 in Antigua, Guatemala. 

El Salvador: How to Export to the European Union

November 2013

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 .

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 .

$ 32 Million from WB for MSMEs in Guatemala

March 2011

The project will improve productivity of MSMEs in tourism and agribusiness.

For this, the World Bank will invest U.S. $ 32 million to strengthen their added value products, quality and integration to national and international markets.

"Micro, small and medium businesses generate most jobs in Guatemala, this project will help promote growth and increase their productivity," said Felipe Jaramillo, World Bank Director for Central America. "Promoting sustainable growth and productivity is one of the World Bank´s priorities for the Partnership Strategy with Guatemala," he added.

$ 8 million for Costa Rican SME's

December 2010

The agreement signed with the EU will implement project 'Procalidad' to improve the industry´s quality standards.

The project aims at improving quality standards, which increases chances of incursions into international markets by Small and Medium Enterprises, specifically the European market.

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