A 12-member delegation of business owners from Honduras will travel to Grand Cayman on a trade visit from 8-12 October.
The visit is being organised by the National Association of Industries of Honduras and the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce.
The visit is a joint effort to establish direct trade links between the two countries. The Honduran business owners will showcase a variety of products made in that country during a presentation at the Comfort Suites Tuesday at 11am.
Chamber member business owners and entrepreneurs interested in distributing the products are invited to attend.
“We are delighted to welcome these business owners to the Cayman Islands to showcase products made in Honduras to our local business community,” said Chamber President Ms. Angelyn Hernandez. “The Chamber has organised successful trade missions to Panama over the past three years and this visit is another effort to establish relationships with another Central American country.”
Mr. Jesus Correa, director of the National Association of Industries of Honduras, is leading the delegation.
“Our goal is to establish direct contact between the manufacturer/producer in Honduras and the wholesaler/retailer in Grand Cayman,” said Mr. Correa. “The lack of proper transportation between our ports has delayed the direct commerce between our countries. A reliable ocean freight line has been established operating twice a week from Puerto Cortes, Honduras to George Town, Grand Cayman. An air service exists between La Ceiba and George Town, Mondays and Fridays,” he said.
Products to be presented during the visit include typical Honduran bakery products with no preservatives, cakes, cookies, croissants, gourmet and organic coffee, flavoured coffee (vanilla, pecan, almond, chocolate), natural organic juices, aloe vera, natural food supplements, bed accessories for hotels including pillows and sheets, paraffin candles, wood handcrafts, leather lady handbags, belts, wallets, cigars and plywood. Brochures and catalogues with Honduras products will also be available.
Interested Chamber member businesses and entrepreneurs should contact Chamber CEO Mr. Wil Pineau at [email protected] or call 949-8090 (ext. 122).