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Central American Trade Conference in Costa Rica

By IDEAS - 24/08/2022

On August 22, 2022, the Embassy of the United States held the Central America Business Conference in San José, Costa Rica, where U.S. business representatives participated in region-specific sessions and one-on-one consultations to gain market insights and sharpen commercial strategies.

At least 32 U.S. companies held business meetings with representatives from Costa Rica and other Central American countries to promote U.S. exports and strengthen economic relations in the region.

The conference also held workshops on different topics:

-Regional economic outlook: Creating prosperity in the United States and Central America.
-16th anniversary of the Free Trade Agreement between Central America, the United States and the Dominican Republic (CAFTA-DR): Enriching the agreement for continued success.
-Access to important project opportunities in the region.
-Regional Integration Efforts: Progress Update.
-Digital Transformation of Central America.
-Intellectual property rights and other compliance issues.
-Logistics and supply chain workshop: Key elements to be successful in Central America.

U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Marisa Lago, opened the conference talking about U.S. businesses and workers key issues affecting commerce in the region, including removing barriers to trade; implementing transparent business, regulatory, and procurement practices; ensuring efficient trade facilitation; and expanding opportunities for U.S. technology solutions.

By IDEAS - 24/08/2022
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