Taiwan Businesses to Visit Guatemala

The Asian country is primarily interested in Guatemalan products such as lumber and fish flour.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

In August 2009, a group of Taiwanese businessmen will visit Guatemala looking to take advantage of the possibilities created by the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries which has been ratified since July of 2006.

According to the website Prensalibre.com, the Ambassador of Taiwan in Guatemala, Adlofo Sun, as well as the president of the Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce, Jorge Briz, both confirmed the interest in Guatemalan fish flour by the Asian businessmen.

Additionally, the Taiwanese Ambassador assured the website that “Calculations show that $150 million will be generated by these deals.”

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Asia's Potential for Guatemala

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Wood, seafood, coffee and frozen vegetables are some of the products already going to Asia and the aim is to promote the opening of a sales office in Hong Kong.

According to Guatemalan authorities, the main import partner is China and in exports it is Japan. In 2013 exports to Asia generated $897.7 million, however, this figure is expected to be greater by the end of 2014, as Asian demand has increased.

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