The aim was to provide the tools for public officials to effectively implement the UK-Central America Association Agreement, due to come in force as from 1 January 2021. The Agreement will promote trade, investment, and economic cooperation between the United Kingdom and its partners throughout the Isthmus.
The topics covered included some background on the agreement and upcoming objectives that will ease trade between the UK and Central America, support market competition, job growth, and foster prosperity and development.
More than 30 Guatemalan customs officials led by the Customs Chief, Werner Ovalle, attended the training. The consultancy company Deloitte provided the training, which will take place in the incumbent countries of the Association Agreement.
Trade between the UK and Guatemala has grown more than 30% between 2018 and 2019.