Guatemala a country that exceeds expectations and the future of exports
AGEXPORT is a non-profit organization founded in 1982. It encourages and promotes exports in companies as a mechanism for generating employment and development. It supports entrepreneurs and business owners who want to sell to international markets, offering cutting-edge training and differentiated services.
In economic terms, exports are a key to access the world, and in the current context it requires high standards of quality, constant renewal and adaptation to change, all qualities that are part of modern competitiveness. For this reason, the Guatemalan Association of Exporters – AGEXPORT – has, up until today, modern services that respond to a futuristic vision of international business.
Approximately half of the world’s population uses the internet, according to the World Bank. On the other hand, the global agency We Are Social and the platform for the management of social networks Hootsuite, estimate that electronic commerce is already a reality for 22 percent of the inhabitants of the planet.
AGEXPORT created different electronic platforms in this hyperconnected context, to adapt to the way the world is doing business.
Social networks with relevant content, virtual business roundtables, a specialized information cluster, the Observatory of Competitiveness, the School of Foreign Trade and an electronic platform that pursues the digital sale of goods and services, are part of the institutional offer.
In addition to this, AGEXPORT promotes the facilitation of foreign trade through the administration of the Single Window for Exports, a virtual development that allows you to perform different operations with just a few clicks.
Guatemala exported approximately US$ 11 billion in 2017, of which about 75% came from non-traditional products, a relevant change in the diversification of the national supply.
Apparel and textiles, a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, fishery products, modern manufactures and from various fields such as food, beverages and cosmetics, handmade articles with ancestral techniques, but also software development, audiovisual, creative and other services that contribute to exports, specialized attention through contact center or medical tourism and in leisure destinations or in world-class natural environments, all are part of the Guatemalan offer that AGEXPORT promotes.
The institution is in full development of an accelerated innovation plan, preparing itself for the next decade of exports: services and products that respond to global trends and the search for more markets and entrepreneurs who understand that borders do not define a limit.
AGEXPORT brings together visionary entrepreneurs and business owners whose aspiration is, literally, to position themselves in the world.
The institutional commitment is with all the actors of the export chain, promoting and developing public policies, with clear proposals and programs that help achieve their purpose and make Guatemala an exporting country.
AGEXPORT consists of six sectors to address specific issues in peer groups: Agriculture, Services, Apparel and Textile, Manufacturing, Aquaculture and Fisheries, Contact Center and BPO.
Social networks with relevant content, virtual business roundtables, a specialized information cluster, the Observatory of Competitiveness as well as the School of Foreign Trade and an electronic platform that promotes the digital sale of goods and services, these are part of the digital institutional offer.