Vice President Karin Herrera Met with Agexport Authorities

Agexport presented different proposals to the Executive Branch to generate employment, transparency, and support for small producers.

by Astrid Luna

Guatemala City, by Brenda Larios -AGN- Vice President Karin Herrera, met with the authorities of the Guatemalan Exporters Association -Agexport- to get to know the proposals of the country’s different sectors.

 The vice president discussed the topics of foreign investment and support for small producers in the meeting. 

She mentioned, “We are currently listening to the different sectors that presented their proposals, which we will analyze within the framework of the specific agencies for social and economic development.”

The meeting was held at the Palacio Nacional de la Cultura with the attendance of the Ministers of Economy, Agriculture, Education, Health, and Environment, among others.

The proposals

The proposals presented by Agexport included the following:

  • Employment generation
  • Transparency
  • Irrigation programs
  • Strengthening small farmers
  • Export of products
  • Road infrastructure

The proposals will be analyzed to strengthen the Government Plan and, therefore, the development path for Guatemalans.

“These proposals will be included in the first 100 days of the Government and will be presented to the specific agencies,” said Vice President Herrera.

The policies will be aligned with President Bernardo Arévalo’s government policy.

About Agexport

Agexport is a private, non-profit institution with more than 30 years of experience as an engine for the growth of Guatemalan exports. Through processes and initiatives designed to help exporters and entrepreneurs obtain the best possible results in:

  • Innovation tools, education, and specialized training
  • Access to new markets
  • A platform for development and business creation
  • Company and sector competitiveness support
  • Representation before public and private stakeholders

The exporting companies of Agexport are organized into six sectors and 26 work commissions according to their expertise. These include agriculture, aquaculture and fishing, services, manufacturing, clothing and textile industry commission, and contact center & BPO.

This association is constantly evolving, generating transformations, and committed to Guatemala’s sustainable economic and social development, putting the world in the hands of exporters and investors in real-time.

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