Representatives from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) held a meeting with AGEXPORT’s Economic Board, exchanging perspectives on the Guatemalan economy, as part of IMF’s annual review stated on Article IV of the institution’s agreement.
We showed some data and exchanged our perspectives on different topics of importance for Guatemalan exporting firms, such as the currency’s exchange rate, the “ProGuatemala” draft bill, our continuous search for new markets, among other competitiveness topics; said Mr. Guillermo Montano, president of AGEXPORT’s Economic Board and Vice-President of its Directory Board.
The International Monetary Fund’s mission included senior economists in charge of the Western Hemisphere, such as Mrs. Jasmin Sin, Mr. Carlos Janada and Mr. Yorbol Yakhshilikov.
As part of the meeting with the IMF, we handed our proposal “Returning to a Job Creation Pathway” to them. This proposal displays a set of policies we propose to increase formal employment in Guatemala, which we expect the upcoming government authorities to integrate to their policy plans for the next four years; said Mr. Montano.