Peru’s Mincetur to improve and boost “Gamarra Exports” program

Isabel Guerra

Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) will improve the “Gamarra Exporta”  ("Gamarra Exports") program, which is intended to help thousands of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) increase their exports abroad.

Gamarra Exporta program was launched in October 2008, in order to enable more MSEs to make and export high-quality clothes, since only 500 (3%) of the MSEs located in Gamarra export their products to international markets.

“These MSEs will receive further technical advise in order to improve their designs and to improve their competitiveness,” said Trade and Tourism Minister Martin Perez.

Gamarra Exporta Program, which at present has answered 900 questions on exportation and trained around 540 dealers and entrepreneurs, plans to train at least 2,500 micro enterprises.

Perez also announced that Mincetur will soon launch a similar program, “Villa El Salvador Exporta,” to give another Peruvians more opportunities to compete and to export.

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