UE Agreement Postponed Until September
Commerce authorities from El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica decided to resume negotiations in September.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
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.
Next week in Costa Rica, the countries of the region will define their negotiation strategy with the European Union.
The Central American countries, with the exception of Nicaragua, accepted the incorporation of Panama in the negotiation for an Association Agreement with the European Union.
The technical teams will meet in Guatemala next week to come up with a consensus for the proposal that they will take to the sixth round of negotiations.
The countries of Central America already made an offer of 90% of the tariff items that they will allow the European Union.
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