Buyers Trade Mission Promotes Costa Rican Exports

2500 business meetings between more than 270 exporters from Costa Rica and over 200 buyers from 34 countries.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fuente: Promotora del Comercio Exterior

Today, entrepreneurs from Costa Rica as well as from other 34 countries take part of the opening ceremony of the XI Buyers Trade Mission. This activity is organized by the Foreign Trade Corporation (PROCOMER), at the Ramada Plaza Herradura Hotel.

Within this event, about 270 exporters will arrange more than 2500 business meetings. This Mission includes the participation of the food; agricultural; plants, flowers and foliages; metal-mechanics and construction; plastic; and chemical-pharmaceutical sectors. They all have the opportunity of promoting their products with about 210 international buyers, identified abroad as well-known distributors and retailers.

This year, this Mission is completely focused on the local approach, based on the market diversification as an innovative opportunity for retrieving and reviving the economy of the Costa Rican small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

“In this Edition, we want to offer an integral support as well as an approach to new markets in terms of export for local entrepreneurs. This allows them to be better informing about the export activity, get in touch with potential clients, and close successful businesses with prestigious international companies;” stated Emmanuel Hess, PROCOMER General Manager.

This activity has a total of 50 stands to display local goods, including the creation of a “Green Hallway”; there, Costa Rican entrepreneurs can exhibit those environmentally friendly products that represent the environment preservation.

Moreover, there are 30 displays exhibiting products of Costa Rican suppliers and providers in order to promote their use as a new consumption opportunity for foreign buyers.

In addition, for the first time, PROCOMER creates an institutional stand with four places through which Costa Rican companies would get information about the legal, logistics, and investment requirements, as well as any other necessary requisites to carry out a successful export procedure.
The Buyers Trade Mission is a PROCOMER’s annual event performed since ten years ago in our country. This is carried out in order to promote the Costa Rican export supply with transnational companies.

This year, buyers come from three different continents, where we find countries such as: Canada, United States, Mexico, Central America, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, CARICOM Island, Panama, China, Singapore, and the European Union.

Pressrelase of Promotora del Comercio Exterior
published by Ivannia Morales Chaves

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