Reports in Nicaragua indicate that only five companies managed to obtain the certificate which will be needed from July 1st to export by sea.
The Superior Council of Private Enterprise (COSEP warned that a week before the rule takes effect, only five exporting companies have carried out the procedures needed to certify the weight of marine cargo when the rule goes into effect.
The Government and the private sector have laid the foundation for a strategy to follow to apply for formal admission to the agreement and to take advantage of, among other things, "country of origin".
The benefit of"country of origin"that can be taken advantage of by the member countries of the Transpacific Agreement allows the use of raw materials originating in another country to be used as if they were their own. This "... will be beneficial not only for the free zones themselves but also for SMEs."We are talking about the expansion of markets, because Nicaragua is coming to countries with which it does not have this free trade scheme," said the president of the Superior Council of Private Enterprise, Jose Adan Aguerri.
In light of the recent problems in the dairy trade between Nicaragua and Costa Rica, the Central American exporters union advocates eliminating barriers and facilitating trade.
Elsalvador.com reports that "...Taxes on perfumes in customs offices in Honduras, problems with entry of frozen goods into Costa Rica, meat and dairy going from Nicaragua into Honduras, beef and chicken from Panama to Costa Rica and impediments to the free marketing of milk and dairy products between Costa Rica and Nicaragua are some of the problems that are hampering business growth in the region. "
Health authorities in Costa Rica have confirmed that since May they have prevented the entry of products from two dairy plants belonging to the Mexican company Lala in Nicaragua.
After information was circulated about the alleged closure of the Nicaraguan market to dairy products from three companies in Costa Rica, the health authorities of this country have acknowledged that since May 2016 they have restricted the entry of Lala's dairy products , having detected".. . several examples of "non - compliance" in the production system of the two plants inspected. "
The transaction, which was carried out in 2015, was not announced at the time in Costa Rica, where high production costs have prompted several companies to move their operations to Nicaragua.
In 2015 the Costa Rican dairy producer Dos Pinos bought the industrial plant La Completa for an undisclosed amount.Dos Pinos is a cooperative network made up of more than 2,000 associated producers and workers.
The government will not authorize imports of this agrochemical, in compliance with the Stockholm Treaty which prevents entry into Europe of goods that have used this product in the cultivation process.
The non-renewal of export licenses is the first in a series of negative consequences for Nicaragua for the expulsion of two customs consultants and academics who came to discuss the project of the Grand Canal.
Nicaragua has been left with unrenewed certificates for exports of coffee and textiles to the United States after the government decided to expel three US government officials.
The rate of annual growth of the sector has been estimated at 3%, and to date there are a total of more than one thousand hotels with 14 thousand rooms.
Most hoteliers in Nicaragua agree that growth has been very positive, but they are aware of the need to accelerate the speed with which the sector is developing in order to compete with other destinations with a higher level of sophistication and development in this service.
Despite the greater dynamism in the construction of social housing in the country, a deficit persists in the capital, where 80 thousand units are needed.
Although there is a plan to facilitate access to housing coordinated by the Institute for Urban and Rural Housing, the difficulties faced in order to satisfy the growing demand for housing in the capital, creates an opportunity for the private sector, which could build the 80 thousand homes that are still lacking in Managua.
Nicaraguan health authorities have restricted access to products elaborated by the Costa Rican company Dos Pinos and two other companies for failing to obtain health certification for their processing plants.
In a circular apparently issued by the company Dos Pinos, the entity may have indicated to its customers that due to non-renewal of health certificates for the industrializing plant they may not be able to continue expending their products until the situation has been resolved.This is the version stated by Laprensa.com.ni, who also explained that the Country manager at Dos Pinos in Nicaragua, Oswaldo Gonzalez Quijano said in the document"... The measure taken by the Government of Nicaragua 'has no technical basis'."
Companies making apparel and clothing, hygiene products, baking machinery and spare parts will be gathering together in Nicaragua from June 27 to 30 to explore business opportunities.
Representatives of seven Salvadoran companies will be taking part in the activity with the aim of contacting import companies interested in distributing their products in Nicaragua, according to information provided by the Chamber of Commerce and Services in Nicaragua (CNSC).
The implementation of adequate irrigation infrastructure would provide the conditions needed to produce year-round, raising the productivity of Nicaraguan agriculture.
Lack of infrastructure is preventing taking advantage of the potential of rainwater in the agricultural sector, which relying solely on rain, is able to grow only once year, in the winter period.Data provided by Santiago Jaramillo, agronomist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) indicates that the yield (kg / ha) of crops such as corn and beans could rise from 2125 to 9100in the first case and 675-1500 in the second case.
In the first four months of the year foreign sales fell by 5.5% year-on-year, affected by lower volume and lower average international prices.
The Foreign Trade report by the Central Bank of Nicaragua said that exports in the mining sector contracted by 5.5% in the period from January to April compared with the same period in 2015, reaching $107.4 million.
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