Central American multinationals.
Civil war, violence, political instability and corruption have meant that much of Central America has been relatively marginal to wider regional economic activity. Nonetheless, a number of large Central American firms have been able to secure a foothold outside their home countries.
- Central American multinational firms establishing a presence beyond the Americas will be extremely unusual.
- Growing Asian trade with Central American countries would create significant opportunities for major local firms.
- Local multinationals will create barriers to international firms entering the sectors in which they are strong.