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Central America has to boost trade enabling

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Central America has yet to improve the easiness and processes of cargo movement through the region's borders, according to the World Economic Forum's Trade Enabling Index.

Leading the region is Costa Rica, at number 42 of 138 countries studied, followed by Panama at 52, Guatemala at 62, Nicaragua at 68, El Salvador at 71 and Honduras at number 85.

However, in terms of market access, which includes aspects such as tariffs, the region is at the top of the list, with El Salvador at number six, Nicaragua at number seven, Costa Rica at 8, Honduras at 10 and Guatemala at number 12.

Full story (in Spanish)