Getting the Most from the FTA with Mexico

Nicaraguan products such as leather, footwear, yogurt and other dairy products, and spices, are potential business opportunities under the unified Central America-Mexico trade agreement.

Friday, February 17, 2012

"There is a large niche in the Mexican market which is an opportunity for Nicaragua to place more and more products, to diversify their offering," said Rodrigo Melendez, manager of the economic and commercial section at the Mexican Embassy in Managua, reported

The official said that with the entry into force of this new treaty the rules of operation for trade have been modernized, which will make the region more competitive.

"There is potential to serve this market. What we need is advice on logistics, transportation, in order to give support," said José Maria Guerrero, Competitive Intelligence Manager of the Export and Investment Center (CEI).

The unified FTA between Mexico and Central America was signed on November 22nd , 2011. Its ratification by countries on the isthmus is pending.

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