Launch of regional competitiveness agenda under evaluation.

Governments and the private sector from Central America are seeking to program a regional competitiveness agenda in order to optimize resources and to avoid detrimental competition.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The setting for this discussion will be the Competitiveness Forum of the Americas, organized by the United States Department of Commerce for next week.
Proposals include the use of strategic ports, airports and improved logistics to unite the Isthmus.

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Regional Infrastructure and Logistics Forum

October 2014

On November 5th and 6th industry experts will gather together in San Jose, Costa Rica, to discuss issues such as the impact of the deterioration of infrastructure on the economy of Central America.

The event which is being organized by the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (LACCSD) will focus on analysis on the status of ports, airports, roads and border crossings and their impact on the economy of the region.

Regional Standards for Competition

August 2013

The countries in the region are working on the development of a standard to regulate anti-competitive practices by regional companies.

The first draft of the new regulations was presented at the VII Central American Competition Forum.

"There are markets where competition problems cross borders and affect more than one country, we are working on a competition law and on the creation of an authority which has the power to implement it in Central America," said Francisco Diaz Rodriguez, Superintendent of Competition in El Salvador.

Global Competitiveness Index 2011-2012

September 2011

Panama leads in Central America (49th in the global list), followed by Costa Rica (61), Guatemala (84), Honduras (86), El Salvador (91), and Nicaragua (115).

Chile (position 31), Puerto Rico (position 35), Barbados (position 42) and Panama (position 49) are the only four economies in Latin America and the Caribbean ranked among the top 50 in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2010 - 2011

Summit: Businessmen ask for improvements and changes

August 2008

Infrastructure deficiencies, lack of investments in renewable energy and uncertainty are some of the worries of entrepreneurs. This reduces competitiveness and the attraction of investment, they say.

The demands were presented by a group of businessmen that participated in the Second Competitiveness Summit (FCA) that was celebrated in Atlanta, United States.

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