The International Services Law in El Salvador [Podcast]
Today’s guest is Jessica Bukele. She is involved with export and investment promotion with PROESA. PROESA is an autonomous organization of El Salvador’s government.
A Look at Some of the Principal Commercial Ports in Central America
Puerto Cortes, Acajutla, Colon, and Balboa are among the most important commercial ports in Central America. Fierce competition in global foreign trade has necessitated that Central American countries act to modernize the infrastructure found at their shipping ports. An example of one of the commercial ports in Central America that have recently been upgraded is […]
Free Trade Zones in Costa Rica [Podcast]
Today’s guest is Eugenio Quiros. Mr. Quiroz is the executive director of Association of Free Trade Zones in Costa Rica (AZOFRAS).
Costa Rican Free Trade Agreements
Costa Rica is a relatively small country that is open to trade in goods and services, as well as foreign investment. By 2016, numerous Costa Rican free trade agreements were in place that govern the country’s commercial relations with a total of forty – nine nations. As a result, eighty percent of Costa Rica’s exports […]
Facts About Employee Benefits in El Salvador
Companies must provide employee benefits in El Salvador that are enumerated in the country’s labor law. Complying with the obligations outlined in the work contract is not all that needs to be done by Salvadoran employees and employers. It is also the law that companies provide certain, legally prescribed employee benefits in El Salvador. The […]
The Basics of Costa Rican Labor Law
The purpose of this document is to provide the reader with an overview of the basic provisions of Costa Rican labor law. It has been presented as a guide that can be used by manufacturers, or other businesses, that have or will have operations in the country. The format of this information is in question […]
The Textile Industry In El Salvador
Today’s guest is Patricia Figueroa. She is the executive director of an organization called CAMTEX in El Salvador. It is the Chamber of Commerce for the nation for the textile industry in El Salvador.
The Costa Rican Medical Device Sector is Advancing Towards Research and Development
The Costa Rican Medical device sector continues to climb the industry’s global value chain. The country’s university system now offers a Master’s Degree in Medical Device Engineering which will drive the nation’s move towards increased medical device research and development activities. In recent years, the Costa Rican medical device sector has become the country’s main […]
Salvadoran Clothing and Textile Exports Grow by US $71 Million
Salvadoran clothing and textile exports grew by 5.6% during the first six months of 2018. This growth is the equivalent of US $70 million more than what was exported during the same period of the previous year. The total value of Salvadoran clothing and textile exports reached US $1.3 billion for the period of January […]
The Dominican Republic – Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR – CAFTA)
The free trade agreement between the Dominican Republic, Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua), and the United States (DR – CAFTA) provides for a comprehensive and reciprocal commercial relationship between the participating countries. The DR – CAFTA is an agreement that removes trade barriers, eliminates tariffs, opens markets, and promotes investment […]
Becoming an Authorized Economic Operator in Costa Rica.
How companies benefit by becoming an Authorized Economic Operator in Costa Rica. The Authorized Economic Operator in Costa Rica program had its origin in 2005 when the World Customs Organization (WCO) unanimously adopted a regulatory framework that would secure and facilitate the flow of global trade. The objective of the program is to establish international […]
The Green Park Free Zone in Costa Rica [Podcast]
Learn about Costa Rica’s premier environmentally sustainable free trade zone.