Plan to Improve Competitiveness

In Guatemala, the National Competitiveness Policy has come into force, which aims to promote development through 11 economic clusters.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Ministry of Economy reported that the National Competitiveness Policy, which is part of the 2018-2032 period, will focus on " ... the 11 clusters chosen from a list of 25 that had been previously identified, those being: forestry, fruits and vegetables, processed foods, beverages, textile clothing and footwear, metalworking, light manufacturing, tourism and health services, TIC's software & Contact Centers, transport and logistics, construction."

See "National Competitiveness Policy 2018-2032".

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Economy:

Guatemala June 13, 2018. The National Competitiveness Policy, published this Wednesday in Diario de Centro América (Government Agreement number 103-2018), has become a public work tool that officially defines the road map to promote economic development in 9 territories with 11 priorities and an equal number of economic clusters.

The policy, which is a concerted effort between the productive sector, public sector, academia and civil society, aims to establish the guidelines on competitiveness at the national and regional levels for the next 15 years.  

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