'Costa Rica most heavily exporting country of Central America'

The Presidents and Executive Directors of COEXPORT of El Salvador, AGEXPORT of Guatemala, FPX of Honduras, APEN of Nicaragua, CADEXCO of Costa Rica, APEX of Panama, and ADOEXPO Dominican Republic, are all members of the Federation of Chambers and Associations of Exporters of Central America the Caribbean and Panama (FECAEXCA).

They all participate in the annual assembly of this federation where, in addition to analyzing the performance and challenges of the region’s exports. During this Assembly, they addressed issues relevant to the region, focusing on strengthening and encouraging Central American export integration, competitiveness, and trade with the world market.

As part of this meeting, the performance recorded by Central American exports in the first half of 2019 was also known: Guatemala with US$ 6,568 million, El Salvador with US$ 4,077 million; Honduras with US$ 4,537 million; Costa Rica US$ 7,692 million; Panama US$ 522 million, Nicaragua US$ 3,486 million; including free zones. The Presidents said that the Central American countries must work to strengthen global factors that allow for the inclusive growth of the region due to changing external conditions.

FECAEXCA after analyzing the competitiveness indices of Central America, urges the governments of the region to issue public policies that raise the competitiveness indices of the region in topics such as infrastructure, innovation, facilitation of procedures, human talent, exchange rates, to that Central American exports to the world can continue to grow.

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