The U.S. Commercial Service is organizing a Certified, Multi-industry Trade Mission and Business Development Conference to Costa Rica at the Hotel Real Intercontinental, starting 8:00am today (Tuesday, July 16).

The mission is open to U.S. companies from a cross section of industries with potential for growth in Central America, but focusing on best prospects including construction equipment/road building machinery, medical equipment and devices, and safety/security.

Today, representatives of 22 various U.S. companies will take part in a series of lectures o how to do business in Cental America. On Wednesday, the delegation will participate in business meetings in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Nicaragua, with the primary aim of promoting the export of goods and services from the U.S. and help small and medium businesses Americans to achieve success in their exports.

In the case of Costa Rica, 12 U.S. companies have business meetings in specific areas such as road construction, medical equipment, safety and security, and devices and instruments for scientific laboratories. Each company will meet with eight Costa Rican entrepreneurs, starting at 9:00 am at the Hotel Real Intercontinental.

The conference and business meetings are organized by the International Trade Administration and Trade of the Americas Conference on Opportunities in Central Business development in San Jose. The mission is designed to provide essential knowledge and strategies for participants to enter and expand their opportunities in Central America.

Since 2009, the International Trade Administration has helped approximately 15,000 U.S. companies and record about 47,000 export successes.

Cost is US$100 per person. For more information contact Evelyn Ardon at the United States Embassy, San José, Costa Rica, (506) 2519-2042