Ambassador Laura F. Dogu’s Remarks at the Secretaría de Desarrollo Económico Digital Registration Platform Announcement


I would like to thank Minister Barquero and Minister Medina for the invitation to participate in this event.

It is a pleasure to be here with my friend Ambassador Mario Canahauti.

Many thanks also to Mr. Richard Baratha for the support given to the United Nations Development Program for this project that we are announcing today.

This new release is an example of how Honduras’ competitiveness in the region and around the world can be improved.

It also shows us that technology can be used to increase the efficiency of the business environment.

Another benefit is that these digital platforms are more transparent and less susceptible to corruption.

The United States is committed to working with the Honduran government and the private sector to find solutions that can attract more investment to Honduras.

The Embassy’s commitment is that we will continue working with our partners in government, with Amcham, COHEP, and the Honduran Association of Maquiladoras.

We are partners with common goals; create more jobs, increase the number of US companies working in Honduras, and improve the investment climate.

We are very happy with this new platform since many of the more than two hundred US companies in Honduras use the benefits of the free zones to operate successful businesses that benefit both countries.

As I have mentioned on other occasions, Honduras has a historic opportunity to attract business due to the changes in global supply chains caused by the pandemic.

And for the efforts of Vice President Harris and her “Call to Action” that motivates US companies to invest in Central America.

Today’s announcement is a very positive step in capturing this opportunity and I congratulate you.

Once again, thank you very much for this invitation to be here.

I hope to be able to participate in similar events in the near future.