The program is being led by the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (Agexport) with support from the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from the Netherlands (CBI).
In this first stage companies are invited to participate, said the coordinator of Agexport Foreign Cooperation, Cristina Rhodes, "... companies with from 25 to 500 employees can participate, applications will be put through an approval process and once approved companies will receive expert advice."
Among the topics to be taught in the course are market information, participation in commercial activities as well as supporting the exporter in developing their business, gaining certifications and improving their production", wrote Roxana Larios writes in Sigloxxi.com.gt
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FECAEXCA has submitted a regional strategy for the Association Agreement to be an effective tool of investment, business and employment generation.
From a press release issued by the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (Agexport):
Central American exporters meeting in the Federation of Chambers and Associations of exporters from Central America and the Dominican Republic, FECAEXCA, has delivered to its governmental and private initiative authorities a regional strategy for the Association Agreement to be an effective tool for investment, business and generating employment for regional countries.
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