Trade Commissioner Service - El Salvador

Welcome to the Commercial Section of the Canadian Embassy in San Salvador . Our mandate is to promote Canada 's trade and economic interests in El Salvador , and as such, to support the efforts of Canadian companies who have selected El Salvador as a target market for their products, services or technologies. We also offer assistance regarding investment and trade opportunities in Canada .    

Bilateral trade between Canada and El Salvador is still modest (near 132 000 CAD $ in 2008), but expected to grow in the next few years.  Canadian direct investment in El Salvador has increased in the last five years in the bank sector as well as in the aerospace domain (El Salvador becoming a hub for maintenance of aircraft in Central America) and in textile and telecommunication sectors.  El Salvador is very interested in associating with Canadian firms as Canadian Companies are already active in El Salvador with high profile, such as Scotiabank (now the fourth largest bank in the country with a very much appreciated CSR programme), AVEOS (with AEROMAN), SNC Lavalin, Spintex and Engineered Apparel.

Leading Opportunity Sectors

We serve Canadian clients in all sectors. Based on our knowledge of the market, the following sectors offer the greatest opportunities for Canadian companies:

Infrastructure, Building Products and Related Services