Taiwanese Mission Visits El Salvador

A trade mission composed of representatives from 22 companies in different industries met with Salvadoran businesspeople.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

German Rivas wrote in Laprensagrafica.com: "’The advantage that Salvadoran exporters have taken of the free trade agreement with Taiwan is still 'timid' after 10 months of it having come into force,’ said the Taiwanese ambassador in the country, Carlos Liao.

‘The export of products in the first year of the agreement having come into force has been a little timid. There is still a great opportunity to intensify sales to the Taiwanese and other Asian markets,’ said Liao.

Under this agreement, the country can sell more than 5,688 products to Taiwan from the same number of tariff lines without paying fees."

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Honduras and Taiwan ratify free trade accord

July 2008

Honduras and Taiwan ratified a free trade agreement that was signed just over a year ago and also includes El Salvador.

The FTA is due to come into force within 30 days of ratification. The Honduran embassy said the accord aims to "eliminate barriers to trade and promote fair competition."

Salvadoran exports to Taiwan increase 79%

October 2008

EXPORTA attributes the increase to the free trade agreement with the island, which has been in effect for 7 months as yesterday.

From March to August of this year, El Salvador increase its exports to Taiwan by 79%, Eugenia Yang, economic adviser at the Taiwanese Embassy in the country, reported.

El Salvador Exports $12 Million of Sugar to Taiwan

June 2009

In the coming days, Taiwan will be receiving the first shipment of 40,000 tons of Salvadoran raw sugar.

The FTA with Taiwan, in effect since March 2008, permits El Salvador to export 55,000 tons of sugar with zero tariffs.

Eugenia Yang, the economic counselor at the country’s Taiwanese diplomatic headquarters, informed Laprensagrafica com: "During the initial months, the first product to enter the market was coffee.

XI Taiwan Expo 2009 Opens in San Pedro Sula

March 2009

From Thursday, March 12 to Sunday, March 15, thirty Taiwanese companies will exhibit their products at the traditional fair.

The exhibition will be held in the Expocentro facilities.

Juan Carlos Rivera from Tiempo.hn reported: "Companies from the industrial sector will showcase textile machinery, construction tools, plastic recyclers, electronics, cloths and other goods."

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