FedEx Reaffirms its Commitment to Small and Medium Businesses in Latin America and Caribbean


MIAMI , December 13, 2006 -- FedEx Express, the world’s largest Express transport and global logistics solutions provider, makes the benefits from their PyMEx program even more accessible to small and medium exporting businesses throughout the Latin American and Caribbean region via its new website tailored for the program’s members.

The new website, available in English, Spanish and Portuguese, launched on November 1st and is open to all FedEx PyMEx members in nine countries throughout the Latin American and Caribbean Region, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuela, and will include content specific to each of these countries.

FedEx PyMEx members will have access to top-of-the-line online consultancy via the new website’s forums and chat services. Experts will be available to answer questions for small and medium business owners on the PyMEx forums, while periodic real-time chats with export experts will be open to all members. These consultations can either be kept confidential or posted to the forums for other members to learn from.

Program members will also have access to relevant news about exporting and business published by their local media, conveniently compiled on the FedEx PyMEx website. The website will also serve as a document archive for pieces about exporting and other relevant topics. In addition, FedEx PyMEx participants will be able to view the event calendar to learn about and attend FedEx PyMEx events such as seminars, congresses and other activities.

Finally, the website’s users will be privy to exclusive promotions such as shipping discounts, contests and special prices on additional services available through various partnerships such as English courses or computer equipment purchases.

The FedEx PyMEX website will cater to small and medium businesses who wish the export their products and be part of a community of like-minded business owners. Users from any of nine countries in the Latin American and Caribbean region will all be able to access its services by pointing their browsers to

The FedEx PyMEx Program originally launched in Mexico and has since expanded to include several countries in the Latin American and Caribbean Region. FedEx has organized 4 exporter congresses and 24 seminars to educate small and medium businesses about foreign commerce, exporting and global markets. Over the past two years, 2,665 people from different business enterprises have attended these events.

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About FedEx PyMEx Membership

The FedEx PyMEx Membership Program is the first complete program designed to help small and medium exporters in Latin America and the Caribbean access the global market. It provides educational seminars on all aspects of exporting, strategic advice, shipping tools, marketing support and packaging design, helping the small and medium business sector to compete globally, and thereby contribute to their country’s economic growth.

About FedEx Express

FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to every U.S. address and to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipment s, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee.

FedEx Express Latin America & Caribbean Division services more than 50 countries and territories throughout Latin America and the Caribbean and employs more than 3,400 people committed to total customer satisfaction each business day