Goal 6: Surmount low productivity of tradables by transforming factors of production of the tradables sector through the implementation of strategies to improve innovation and quality, and a focus on the international market. On Track T he GOES, through the customer service single window implemented at the Center for Imports and Exports (CIEX), reduced the processing time required to approve exports through the Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Supervisory Board (JVPQF) by 86%, and the processing time required to approve exports through the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAL) by 32%. The GOES-sponsored Supplier Development Program (PDP), the United Nations Program for Development (UNDP), and private sector participants signed an agreement of understanding with the USG to support financing the expansion of El Salvador’s value-added supply chain. Both governments collaborated to improve the operations of the Production Development Fund (FONDEPRO) of the Ministry of Economy (MINEC) resulting in a 228% increase in co- financing to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in 2012. The USG and the GOES jointly assisted 89 SMEs access export markets through the Export Step by Step program. The USG, through the Salvadoran chapter of Vital Voices, trained over 400 women entrepreneurs to develop export capacity. The USG provided technical assistance to 20 SMEs to meet the quality standards required for world-class retailers (including Wal-Mart). The first indicator for this goal is the Global Competitiveness index score in Business Sophistication, which in 2012-2013 was ranked 82 out of 144; in 2011-2012 it was ranked 74 out of 142. The second indicator is the number of businesses with sales over $500,000 that are exporting, which was 528 at the end of 2011. The figure for the end of 2012 will be available for the next scorecard.