Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Spanish Businessmen Seek Opportunities

A delegation of Spanish businessmen yesterday began an official visit to Guatemala to explore business opportunities in 2009. Alberto Díaz Gold, an adviser to the Foreign Trade Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Madrid, said that 18 representatives of Spanish companies are involved in this business mission, which also visited Honduras and Costa Rica.

Among the sectors of interest to the Iberian companies are engineering and consulting, industrial equipment, construction materials, books, furnishings and accessories for vehicles.

The businessmen also met with members of the Ministry of Economy, a delegation of the European Union, and the Central American Economic Integration Secretariat (SIEC).

Silvia Carolina Tamayac, general manager of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce of Guatemala, explained that in this round, two companies active in the consulting and construction materials businesses could confirm investments in the country.

The mission also held a meeting with Vice President Rafael Espada, to address trade issues.

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