Central America Will Study EU Agreement

Next week in Costa Rica, the countries of the region will define their negotiation strategy with the European Union.

Friday, July 17, 2009

The meeting will take place at the Central American Integration Secretary, known in Spanish as Sieca.

"Ministers will define if the region continues negotiations without Honduras. Once its political crisis is resolved, the country could rejoin the process", informed Rubén Morales, Guatemalan Minster, in a Laprensahn.com article.

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UE Agreement Postponed Until September

July 2009

Commerce authorities from El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica decided to resume negotiations in September.

Guatemala's Economic Minister, Rubén Morales, informed that if the Honduran political crisis is not resolved by September, they will consider resuming negotiations without the country, and letting Honduras rejoin later.

Central America to make new offer to the EU

December 2008

The countries of Central America already made an offer of 90% of the tariff items that they will allow the European Union.

According to the Guatemalan vice minister of Foreign Trade, Ruben Morales, the negotiating teams from the region agreed to the 90% of the items as required by the EU at a private meeting that was held for one week in Guatemala.

C.A. Considering EU Negotiation Without Honduras

July 2009

Looking to not delay the final process of the negotiation, the region will analyze if they continue without the participation of Honduras.

The Guatemalan chancellor, Haroldo Rodas, spoke about the subject: "In the future, when its crisis is resolved, Honduras could rejoin".

Panama May be Out of Agreement with Europe

May 2012

The entry into force of the Central American Trade Agreement with the European Union draws near and Panama has not yet formally integrated into the region.

The Treaty of the Central American-European Union Association will be stamped with the final flourish at the end of June, and the commercial part very will enter into force very soon after being signed, eliminating tariffs on 99% of bilateral trade products.

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