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Business Opportunities in El Salvador for U.S. Companies

Focus: Best Practices for Selling to Foreign Governments
Wednesday, October 19, 2016; 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm ET
Cost: $35

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The United States is El Salvador’s main trading partner, and U.S. exports to El Salvador were valued at US$3.2 billion in 2015. El Salvador’s economy is predominantly services-based where agriculture accounts for about 10% of GDP, manufacturing and industry accounts for 25% of GDP, and the service sector accounts for 65% of GDP. El Salvador continues to receive strong support from the United States Government and international organizations.

Why El Salvador?

  • The U.S. - Central America - Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement has increased opportunities in El Salvador; there is a zero percent duty on U.S. consumer and industrial goods.
  • El Salvador has a dollarized economy, which eliminates foreign exchange risks and lowers transactions and financial costs.
  • El Salvador has a strategic location which makes it ideal as a regional hub for Central America.
  • El Salvador is a highly receptive market for U.S. products and services.

Key Industries:
The United States’ heavy investment in the manufacturing sector makes it one of the best market prospects, especially the manufacturing of:

For more information or questions, please contact: Jessica Gordon at Jessica.Gordon@trade.gov or Delia Valdivia at Delia.Valdivia@trade.gov.


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