Salvadoran President Salvador Sánchez Cerén, launched on Tuesday the National Quality Council (CNC), entity that will be responsible for evaluating and monitoring the quality of the processes to which the products exported by the country are submitted, the Presidency informed.
The CNC facilities are located in a free zone located between the towns of San Bartolo and Ilopango, in the west of the country, and the investment for its construction amounts to 4 million dollars.
The president said that the project is of "vital importance" for the country because "markets are now more demanding and in this world of accelerated development can only succeed with high levels of quality."
With this initiative, as indicated by Sanchez Ceren, "seeks to make El Salvador a more competitive country, ensuring quality in production, marketing of products and provision of services to contribute to the improvement of public management, business competitiveness and consumer satisfaction. "
"By elevating the quality of Salvadoran products we become an economically strong country and we ensure consumer rights, guarantee greater social welfare and improve harmony with the environment," he said.
The project is part of the program Support for Productive Development for International Insertion "IDB 2583 / OC-ES", whose main objective is "to strengthen the productive sectors in terms of quality and technological innovation".
The initiative was launched at a time when exports from El Salvador reflect a decline of 3.8%.
According to the Central Reserve Bank (BCR), between January and February of 2019 the country exported products for 951.3 million dollars, 37.5 less than the 988.8 million dollars exported in the first two months of 2018.
The decrease in exports "is mainly explained by the production of food products, mainly sugar, whose sales were reduced 20.1 million dollars and the manufacture of knitwear and crochet items that decreased 20.2 million dollars," he said. the financial institution.