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New digital platform looks to facilitate foreign trade

By Portal & Asociados - 20/12/2017
New digital platform looks to facilitate foreign trade

The Ministry of Economy of El Salvador launched a digital platform that aims to provide updated information to foreign trade users to facilitate their decisions regarding trade agreements and commercial transactions. The Information System on Trade Agreements has a "special focus on helping micro, small and medium-sized enterprises", explained Deputy Minister of Economy Luz Estrella Rodríguez.

The platform offers online professional training modules and tutorial videos on commercial disciplines, commercial legislation and international agreements related to trade issues, as well as updated opportunities for exports of local products.

It also has a series of explanatory documents on the different agreements already signed and soon to signed by El Salvador: the European Union Central American Association Agreement (EU-CAAA), the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), the Central American Integration System, the Central America-Mexico FTA, the Central America-Chile FTA, the Central America-Panama FTA, the Partial Scope Agreement between El Salvador and Cuba, the Partial Scope Agreement between El Salvador and Ecuador, and the Central America-Republic of Korea FTA, which El Salvador officially signed last week during the Eleventh World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference organized in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
 

By Portal & Asociados - 20/12/2017
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