Guatemala and Harnessing the Europe Agreement
The elimination of tariffs on agricultural products and flexible rules of origin for products such as tuna, textiles and plastics are part of the changes incorporated in the Agreement.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
The Minister of Economy, Sergio de la Torre said that in the next few years Guatemala's exports to Europe could be doubled, as has happened with the other trade agreements that the Central American nation has signed.
The country has fulfilled the last requirement which was pending, the registration of geographical indications, meaning that the Association Agreement could come into force in November.
The Council of the European Union has approved Guatemala's application to the trade pillar of the Association Agreement with Central America.
Nicaragua and Honduras are allowed to sell 65,000 more metric tons duty-free to the European Union.
Guatemala is to ask the European Union for a postponement of the entry into force of the Association Agreement with the block.
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