In order to identify business opportunities with Guatemalan businessmen, the Commission for the Promotion of Peruvian Exports and Tourism (PromPeru) has organized the ExpoPerú 2011, to be held in Guatemala on March 28 hoping it may provide key connections for a two-way trade between Guatemala and Peru.
Guatemala is one of the major trading partners with Peru, Peruvian exports to Guatemala totaled $ 51 million in 2010, according Promperú. The main products exported to the Guatemalan market were zinc sheets for the construction sector and tires. It also aims to broaden diversity of products to enhance trade opportunities in various sectors of industry and market.
About 30 Peruvian companies in sectors like food, construction materials and finishes, industrial, metallurgical and textile will meet in ExpoPerú in order to showcase their products and establish business arrangements which can assist them in opening the Guatemalan market.
The expo will be attended by the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru, Eduardo Ferreyros, who besides being in charge of policies in international trade negotiations for his country, also represents Peru at the Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
ExpoPerú will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel on March 28.
The twelfth edition of the ExpoApen Fair that will begin on September 28 in Nicaragua, is expected to attract more than 75 international buyers and close deals worth $27 million.
Azucena Castillo, general manager of the Association of Producers and Exporters in Nicaragua (APEN), organizer of the event told the media that the registered companies "are direct representatives of supermarket chains and convenience stores in Central America, Europe, the United States, the Caribbean and Asia. "
Business deals worth for $7.6 million in Costa Rica and $10 million in Panama were made in the context of business meetings conducted in both countries.
From a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru:
The Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Magali Silva Velarde-Alvarez, reported today that the ExpoPerú Central America, held in Costa Rica and Panama between 13th and 16th August, had sales worth nearly $18 million.
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