Exporting to El Salvador
President Obama announced the National Export Initiative (NEI) http://www.export.gov/ in 2010, with the goal of doubling exports by 2014. U.S. embassies are committed to supporting U.S. companies to start exporting or grow their exports to El Salvador.
Below is a short description of El Salvador as an export market and some suggestions for getting started.
- Visit the export.gov page on El Salvador to get an overview of economic conditions and opportunities. The Country Commercial Guide provides useful starting point for U.S. business pursuing export and investment opportunities in El Salvador. Download a copy by clicking Doing Business in El Salvador.
- Contact your local U.S. Export Assistance Center for advice and support on exporting to El Salvador. Contact a Trade Specialist near you (http://export.gov/eac/index.asp).
- Contact your local Small Business Development Center (SBDCs): Starting a business can be a challenge, but there is help for you in your area.
- Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) are partnerships primarily between the government and colleges/universities administered by the Small Business Administration and aims at giving educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.
- Contact in-country business support organizations such as the AmCham El Salvador.
- BusinessUSA.gov is the U.S. Government's official web portal to support business start-ups, growth, financing, and exporting.