The economic history of the Republic of El Salvador

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Opinions on the government's economic plan
Proceso, 15 February 1995. The University Public Opinion Institute (IUDOP) of the Central American University (UCA) conducted a public opinion survey. Socio-economic impact of President Calderon Sol's economic plan and privatization.
Factory Owners in El Salvador Announce Their Own Code; CISPES Launches ‘Pledge for Workers Rights’
Campaign for Labor Rights Action Alerts, 8 August 1998. Two days after the U.S. White House announced the the President's Task Force on Sweatshops, the Salvadoran clothing manufacturers' association ASIC announced its own Code of Conduct with terms similar to the U.S. agreement, but imposed unilaterally without apparent union or labor rights participation. Both the U.S. code and the ASIC codes represent an advance, but the standards and the enforcement mechanism are weak.
Tax-free industrial parks or national industry
Processo, 1 July 1998. An overview of the maquila industry. Since the 1970's, the creation of tax-free industrial parks has been a priority of the government in encouraging industry. The aim has been to stimulate foreign investment in export goods businesses that are exempt from taxes and, at the end of the 1990's, are dedicated almost exclusively the export of clothing for the U.S. market. It displaced traditional industrial sectors and agricultural exports as the principal sources of production and export goods.