Business groups in Kuala Lumpur, may be interested in importing processed food and agro products from Guatemala, said Bieyka Jimenez Quezada, the commercial counselor from the Malaysia Embassy in Mexico City.
At the same time, Malaysian companies are offering Guatemala technology, machinery and equipment, especially for the production of palm oil. They may also export goods, chemicals, petroleum products, auto parts, medical devices and electrical products, reported Prensalibre.com.
Jimenez gave a presentation to members of the Guatemala Chamber of Commerce (GCC). "We believe that Guatemala may be an important partner in the region for Malaysian entrepreneurs," said the counselor.
For his part, Jorge Briz, president of the GCC, said there is interest from Guatemalan entrepreneurs in exploring that market and making business alliances."Sugar and other commodities produced in Guatemala have opportunities in those markets," he said.
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On 21 and 22 May exporters and buyers from both countries will meet in Salinitas, El Salvador, to explore business opportunities and forge links.
From a statement issued by the Guatemalan Exporters Association (Agexport):
With the aim of bringing together small producers from El Salvador and Guatemala with exporters / buyers from these countries to promote business opportunities and generate business links the El Salvador Agro & Business event will be held on 21 and 22 May at the Convention Center Decameron Salinitas, organized by the Agricultural AGRITRADE AGEXPORT Platform, with support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
Businessmen from Korea, India and the U.S. visited Guatemala in search of investment opportunities in sectors such as medical equipment, clothing and cosmetics.
The Koreans will meet today with local entrepreneurs in order to promote products such as medical equipment, LED lighting, cosmetics and technology, in order to generate more business opportunities.
At the request of the companies interested in participating, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Cortés announced that it has postponed the meeting until early May.
At the request of entrepreneurs in different parts of the country, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Cortés (CCIC) has changed the date of the Agro Food 2015 business conference, originally scheduled for April.
Guatemala’s chamber of commerce has indicated the desire of businesses to enter the Ecuadorian market.
Jorge Briz, director of the Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce (CCG), commented that the National Council for the Promotion of Exports (Conapex), will seek a partial trade agreement (APP in Spanish) with Ecuador.