Importance of the directory
The countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, represent 32.1 million people, 49% of the Central American territory, with a gross domestic product of $ 126 billion US Dollars, and represent 70% of interregional trade.
The essence ofAMCHAM is to strengthen and promote mutually beneficial trade relations between our countries and the United States of America, fostering favorable conditions for investment and trade; a key sign of regional integration begins at home, as is presenting with pride this business directory of the AmCham.
At AmCham Guatemala, year after year, we have tried to provide our partners with the best tools for business growth and internationalization.
We believe that economic development is essential for progress and well-being. The key to success is the individual effort, participation and initiative of each member of society. The rule of law, respect for property and individual liberties; It must be guaranteed by all the authorities and it is fundamental to achieve a better and more sustainable standard of living in our country.
As an effort to provide you, the reader, the technical knowledge and essential information on how to do business and invest in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras; We have sought to work together with the countries of the Northern Triangle with the general vision of business growth in each of our countries.
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the first edition of our Regional Directory of Triangulo Norte, and we hope that this information and contacts will give you a general perspective on the business opportunity, investment and growth that our region has to offer.
AmCham El Salvador
Carmen Aída Muñoz is the Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce of El Salvador (AMCHAM) from 2008 to date. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Finance and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from prestigious academic institutions in El Salvador.
As a professional, Mrs. Muñoz has held different management positions in the private and public institutions, standing out for her excellent work in areas such as investment attraction and Intellectual Property. One of her strengths is the ability to promote relationships between companies and other sectors in order to create the conditions for a favorable business climate for generating jobs, maintaining current investments and attracting new ones.
For her leadership and outstanding career, Mrs. Muñoz has been invited by FUSADES (Salvadoran Foundation for the Social and Economic Development) to continue as member of its Board of Directors for the period 2017-2019; also, she has been appointed since 2012 as Director of the Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration Center of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of El Salvador.
One of her challenges for 2018 continues to be the impact on the creation of policies, laws, and conditions to strengthen legal security, freedom of enterprise and make El Salvador a competitive country, attractive to foreign and domestic investors; and thereby generate more and new sources of work in a framework of boosting the economic and social development of the country.
The vision of a Central America increasingly integrated in a region of free trade, progress and shared prosperity, and open borders, is further strengthened by the crystallization of the customs union between the countries of the northern triangle, which will position us according to estimates such as the eighth economy in Latin America.
Free trade is a factor of transformation in the countries that are advancing towards development and in the search for a better quality of life for its inhabitants; that is why the leadership of the AMCHAM is so important for our region to continue working to make trade more efficient and facilitate the achievement of customs and socioeconomic integration.
The essence of AMCHAM is to strengthen and foster mutually beneficial commercial relations between our countries and the United States of America, fostering favorable conditions for investment and trade; a key sign of regional integration begins at home, as is presenting them with pride this business directory of the AMCHAM of the north triangle.
For Amcham Honduras, on behalf of its President and the Board of Directors and in my capacity as executive director, it is very pleasant to be part of this directory that contains information that will help to transcend borders through the generation of business opportunities and trade between our members and entrepreneurs in the rest of the world.
I finish with the three words that are always valid in the hymn to Central America: God, Union, Freedom.