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Trade Capacity Building en Central America
Strengthen institutional capacity in the trade area for member countries of the Central American Common Market.

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Approval Date

October 7, 2003

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Project Type

Technical Cooperation





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Total Cost

USD 250,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 50,000.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 200,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/SF-8469-RG Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Fund for Special Operations Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/SF-8469-RG
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
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  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Fund for Special Operations
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable
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