Decisive Negotiation Round Between EU and CA
Central American negotiators expect Europe to improve its offer for sugar, coffee, banana, meat and rum.
Monday, April 19, 2010
This week’s negotiations are key for the Central American region, as the fate of the so called ‘sensitive products’ will be defined.
The new offer increases the quota for sugar from Central America that can enter the European Union without tariffs to 100,000 tons.
Central America asked the EU to offer preferential treatment for market access for organic products in the agreement of association.
Trade representatives of Central American nations are meeting in El Salvador this week to discuss a proposal to offer an 80 percent opening of their markets to the European Union.
Central America hopes to achieve a new exchange of offers of access to the markets of the European Union in the second week of July.
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