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Wants to express its gratitute to the following Guatemalan institutions. Much of the data presented in "GUATEMALA ONLINE" comes from publications by one or more of these institutions.


THE GUATEMALAN MINISTRY OF ECONOMY
through its Trade and Commerce office in Los Angeles, California
In particular, Mr .GERMAN CEREZO
who has been an invaluable help providing information for this Web site



GUATEMALAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION The Guatemalan Development Foundation (FUNDESA) is a private, non-profit institution founded in 1984 whose primary objective is to create greater economic opportunities for its citizens through the promotion of trade and investment.

FUNDESA established the Guatemala Business Centers in Miami, Florida and New Orleans, Louisiana to promote Guatemala's competitive advantages. The Business Centers target projects and investors that are willing to do do business in Guatemala and take advantage of the benefits that our country offers in the manufacture of a variety of products.

For more information contact FUNDESA at fundesa@guate.net or the Guatemalan Business Center in New Orleans at fundesa@gnofn.org



CHAMBER OF ENTERPRISE
This Chamber is made up of the principal chambers and business associations of the Guatemalan private sector. Its goals are to stimulate the development and promote united efforts of the private sector, concentrating on the small and medium business. Through seminars, members, as well as the public sector, are kept up to date on advances in other countries whose experience is considered useful to Guatemala.



GEXPRONT
ASSOCIATION OF EXPORTERS OF
NON-TRADITIONAL PRODUCTS


The Association was founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 1982, as part of the Chamber of Industry, in order to create an effective clearing house for information on non-traditional exports and to promote their growth.

The Association works in two areas:

A. Promotion of export strategies and policies through participation in CONAPEX and CONACOEX, as well as plans for exporting, financing, transport, fiscal incentives, commercial policy, etc. Incentives favoring export of non-traditional products to the United States are available under preferential tariff status within the framework of the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) and the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).

B. The Association serves its members by providing commercial information, training and technical assistance, markets strategies, promotional events, investment promotion, and access to technology.



BANK OF GUATEMALA

The Central Bank is charged with creating and upholding the most favorable economic conditions leading to the orderly development of the national economy, through the establishment of monetary, exchange, and credit policies.



INGUAT - GUATEMALA TOURISM INSTITUTE

The Institute seeks to advance foreign investment in the area of tourism. At the national level, it is in charge of organizing state investment required for the expansion of planned development areas.