Currently, the European market offers interesting opportunities for Central American producers and agricultural exporters who are well prepared for exporting to Europe. The CBI and FIDE, together with their strategic partners in Honduras, are offering technical assistance to support companies in their preparation as part of a new Central American Agri Training Program.
This technical assistance will be carried out by independent consultants with vast experience, knowledge, and networks in Europe to ensure updated content, that is specialized and high quality.
Companies selected to participate in the program will receive individualized advice through on-site consulting, workshops and training courses, market information, participation in trade fairs and activities between companies. Depending on your specific needs, your company could also receive support in the areas of business development, certification and production improvements.
For companies in Honduras, the application period is open until August 31, 2012.
This program is aimed at exporters or potential exporters in the agrifood sector of Honduras who have the desire and aspirations to expand their export activities to Europe.
Targeting the markets of Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, the Export Promotion Agency of El Salvador has relaunched the program in support of SMEs.
From a press release published by the Agency for the Promotion of Exports and Investments of El Salvador (PROESA):
Under the Export Promotion Strategy, the Government of El Salvador launched on Tuesday April 16 the third edition of the Step by Step Export Program, a coordinated effort between the Agency for Promotion of Exports and Investments of El Salvador (PROESA) and the Ministry of Economy (MINEC), which has the support of the Technical Secretariat of the Presidency (STP), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through USAID's development program for SMEs, and the Special Fund of Resources from the Proceeds of the Privatization of ANTEL (FANTEL). It is expected that one hundred Salvadoran firms will initially be assisted as exporters and that there will be negotiations totalling over $5 million.
The 'Ventanilla Única para las Exportaciones' or VUPE and the Regímenes de Perfeccionamiento Activo or OPA, have launched a new unified website.
From a press release by the Guatemalan Association of Exports (AGEXPORT):
In order to offer exporters and the general public ease in obtaining information relating to the export sector, the Ventanilla Única para las Exportaciones -VUPE- and the Oficina de Regímenes de Perfeccionamiento Activo -OPA-have launched a new unified website which provides the following features:
On September 25th, the Trade Facilitation Office of Canada will be hosting a free webinar on recommendations and requirements for exporting to the North American country.
From a statement issued by the Foreign Trade Promotion Office of Costa Rica (Procomer):
The Trade Facilitation Office Canada (TFO), is a private nonprofit organization that is dedicated to supporting small exporters in developing countries by providing export information, guidance and business contacts.
The regulation establishing export incentives for "draw back" substitutes is still pending approval in El Salvador.
During the inauguration of the Third Meeting of Exporters, the Exporters Corporation of El Salvador (Coexport) called on the Government to establish the dates for the entry into force of the regulations on the Law for the Promotion of Production, which establishes new incentives.
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