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Strategic Location

The country is strategically located on the Pacific coastline, at the heart of the Americas; reason why international companies are enticed to settle in the country and take advantage of the ease of access to markets in the U.S, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Central and South America.

El Salvador enjoys a dynamic free market economy, with the US Dollar as its legal currency, a fact that provides stability and investment security and also constitutes a competitive advantage for doing business.

Additionally, the country also offers a suitable legislation for international trade promotion, which favors the establishment of companies from different fields of activity, just to name a few: The Free Trade Zones Act and Marketing Services Act, Free Trade Agreements, etc.

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El Salvador

Area 21,041 square kilometers.
Government Representative Democracy
Population 6.2 million inhabitants (estimated in 2012).
Temperature Fluctuates between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius
Percentage of inhabitants Under 35 years: 64.4%

El Salvador has two ports on the Pacific Ocean: Acajutla and La Union.

Additionally, It has access to two ports on the Atlantic Ocean: Cortés Port in Honduras and Santo Tomas de Castilla in Guatemala, just six hours by road from San Salvador.

The Comalapa International Airport was certified A1 by the FAA, and connects with more than twenty cities in America.


Macroeconomic and political stability.

Skilled and abundant labor.

Free Trade Zones Act and Investments Act.

FTAs with Mexico, Central America, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Chile, Taiwan and a Partial Scope Agreement with Cuba. Access to major markets through CAFTA (Central America Free Trade Agreement) and GSP (Generalized System of Preferences) for the European Union.


Convenient Location: proximity to the transpacific route (connecting Asia and the Americas); proximity (1.5 days at sea) to the Panama Canal; rapid maritime access to U.S. markets in the East and West coasts, and quick land access to markets in the Southern and Eastern parts of the United States.

Land Connectivity: located at 371 km from Puerto Cortes (Honduras' Atlantic coast), just 8 hours from the border with Mexico, and 34 hours from the U.S. border (Texas), from the port of La Union