Buyer’s Trade Mission brings in over $40 million for Costa Rican businesses

September 11, 2009

The 11th Buyer´s Trade Mission, held by the Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER) last week, proved to be a giant success for Costa Rican businesses. During the four-day event, 254 Costa Rican exporters from small and medium enterprises met with 201 different international buyers from 29 different countries.

PROCOMER estimates that Costa Rican companies brought in $40 million, more than doubling the original goal of $20 million.

“It is an honor to have surpassed our goal for the mission,” said Emmanuel Hess, general manager of PROCOMER. “To be able to create new relationships and bring in such a diverse range of markets is a great accomplishment in times when we are hoping for economic reactivation.”

According to PROCOMER, interested companies showed increased consideration in establishing relationships with businesses committed to sound ecological and conservation practices. Companies interested in “green” practices hailed from Canada, Trinidad and Tobago and Europe.

Of the estimated $40 million worth in business agreements for the week, more than $17 million will go towards exports and trade in food and food services, more than $13 million in agricultural exports and more than $9 million in industrial exports.

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