International Crafts Fair in Guatemala

On September 23rd-25th business meetings will be held in Antigua between international buyers and Guatemalan handicrafts companies.

Friday, August 29, 2014

From a statement issued by the Government of Guatemala:

The handmade crafts sector, made up of 70 percent female workers, is seeking to increase exports to major international markets, where they are recognized for their creativity.

Over one million Guatemalans, mostly indigenous communities are engaged in craft-making, the quality of which is number one in Central America and in Latin America competes for top place with Mexico, Colombia and Peru, said Hugo Cabrera, of the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (Agexport).

Cabrera, president of the Commission of Handicrafts Workers at Agexport said the business entity supports the handicrafts sector in increasing exports and expanding its presence in key international markets.



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