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Central American Outbound Trade Mission 2020

Nov 2 - 6, 2020
Monday-Friday
Guatemala & El Salvador
Outbound Mission

Guatemala has the largest economy and the largest population at around 17 million people in Central America. The U.S. is Guatemala’s largest trading partner, additionally U.S. products have no import tariffs, and all remaining tariffs will be removed within the next few years. Around 31% of consumer-oriented products imported into the country come from the U.S. Guatemalans have adopted much of the U.S. culture, and local food tastes are changing, and more high-value foods are preferred. Most Guatemalans are familiar with and prefer U.S. products to other imported or domestic products, as they are perceived as safer and of higher quality. With the preference for U.S. products and Guatemala’s geographic location providing for lower cost exporting, Southern U.S. exporters have an advantage in this market.

El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America, but has the fourth largest economy. It is a densely populated country with a population that has had great exposure to U.S. culture and influence. With a push from the middle- and upper- income consumers, demands for innovated products, specifically with new flavors and health benefits are in demand. U.S. foods are also well received as being both safe and high quality. Importers in the country are frequently searing for new-to-market products to remain competitive in the retail landscape. As with Guatemala, the U.S. has lower import duties and compared to competitors, and with the country’s close proximity to the Southern U.S., Southern exporters have an advantage in this market as well.

Participation Fee: $300

Fee Includes:

  • Reimbursement of airfare OR lodging for the nights of the mission within the Federal per diem rate for one company representative with submittal of required supporting documentation;
  • Interpreter services as needed;
  • Includes reimbursement of up to $500 in sample shipping costs, with proper documentation

*Please note that companies must participate in all activities for the duration of the mission to be reimbursed

Registration Deadline: September 2, 2020 (No refunds for cancellation after this date)

50% CostShare: Apply now for 50% CostShare to request 50% reimbursement of participation fee, travel costs for up to two company representatives (flight, hotel, meals and incidentals), promotional giveaway items, point of sale materials and more!

Industry Focus
Food Service Products, Retail Products
Product Description

Juices and non-alcoholic beverages, Tree nuts, Prepared foods, Seafood and meat, Beverages, Health products, Condiments & Sauces, Specialty foods, Breakfast cereals, Poultry, Wine 

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Central American Outbound Trade Mission 2020    
Central American Outbound Trade Mission $300.00  
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Central American Outbound Trade Mission 2020
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Central American Outbound Trade Mission $300.00
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