A statement from the Foreign Trade Promoter (PROCOMER) reads:
Businessmen will have access to market of 30 million inhabitants
Trade Promotion Office in Peru opens new opportunities for Costa Rican exporters
- It is the twelfth PROCOMER Promotion Office abroad.
- Exports of goods to Peru in 2011 totaled $15.8 million.
San Jose, July 27, 2012. Costa Rican businessmen will have new business options and have access to a market of more than 30 million people, through the Trade Promotion Office (PCO) that the Foreign Trade Corporation of Costa Rica (PROCOMER) will open in Peru on 1 August °. The opening of this office will promote trade with this South American nation and increase the competitiveness of Costa Rican exports.
With economic growth of 6.9% in 2011, according to the International Monetary Fund, Peru represents a new opportunity for domestic exporters because through the Free Trade Agreement which is nearing ratification, the platform for Costa Rica's foreign trade will be extended, which will enable an increase and diversification of Costa Rican exports of goods and services.
Source: International Trade Office (Costa Rica)
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