Honduras Trade Mission
August 26-29, 2010
From August 26-29, 2010, the Latin Business Association, based in Los Angeles, California, joined the Minority Chamber of Commerce Miami U.S delegation on a joint trade mission to Honduras, in Central America.
The 2010 Honduras Trade Mission, the largest delegation of U.S. minority business officials in history ever to visit Honduras, was designed to promote greater economic, business and cultural ties between U.S Minority Companies and Honduras and to support new marketing opportunities.
Participants extended friendship, established connections, strengthed existing relations, promoted U. S minority products and services, explored opportunities for joint ventures and sourced potential suppliers.
This mission to one of the Central America’s fastest-growing markets has opened doors to high-level networking opportunities and the exchange of new ideas with international governmental and business leaders. It has provided to U.S Minority businesses new access and comprehensive insight into the dynamic Honduras market, with its vast scale of economy, diversity and potential.
Benefits to the Delegates:
Honduras is a republic in Central America, previously known as Spanish Honduras as to differentiate it from British Honduras, which became the modern state we know as Belize. The country is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Honduras, to the south by the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Fonseca, a large inlet of the Caribbean Sea, to the west by Guatemala, to the southwest by El Salvador and to the southeast by Nicaragua.
Honduras was home to several important indigenous cultures, most notable which was the Maya. In the sixteenth century, Spain conquered much of the country, introducing its predominant language and many of its customs. In 1821, Honduras became an independent republic, which it has been since the end of Spanish rule.
Honduras occupies a geographical area just over 112,492 square kilometers and has a population of approximately eight million inhabitants. The capital of Honduras is Tegucigalpa, and its northern territoriess are considered part of the Western Caribbean Zone.
Honduras is noted for its production of minerals, tropical fruit and other crops, and most recently for its exportation of clothing to international markets.