Hub builds on relationship with Guatemala

In August 2017 the International Trade Hub’s Ivan Mutis was invited with Ruby Ortiz, director of the Florida Institute of Management, to the Guatemalan city of Antigua to discuss business opportunities between Guatemala and the state of Florida. Guatemala’s relationship to SeaPort Manatee is already significant, as one of it’s top five trade partners, exporting bananas, pineapples, melons and plantains through the port. Imports to Guatemala from the Central Florida Gulf Coast port are led by Kraft linerboard, vehicles, auto parts and lubricating oils.

The interview featured below features the highlights of their platforms and their goals for the trip, various of which have seen their second installment this past month with the visit of the trade commission from the Guatemalan ports at Puerto Barrios and Santo Tomás de Castilla, and from a previous trade commission that presented to the Port Authority Meeting this past May.. You can check the video out through the link below, and can connect with the Florida Institute of Management in Miami here.

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