C.A. Seeks to Standardize Phytosanitary Standards
The agriculture ministers of the region agreed to organize and unify the phytosanitary regulations of the TLC maintained with the United States and the treaty that is being negotiated with the EU.
Monday, February 16, 2009
In its website, Nacion.com publishes: "The ministers will also discuss the possibility to implement ´purchases of farm supplies and bulk foods to cheapen the costs of importing,´ as well as the creation of a 'basic grains storage network in the region,´ clarified the spokesperson."
The Dominican Republic, Central America and the U.S. agreed to make adjustments in agriculture, sanitary standards, textiles and disputes.
Deputy economy ministers of Central America and the Dominican Republic met in San Salvador to evaluate the region's trade agreements with other countries.
Annual growth in trade between Central American countries from 1960 to the close of 2008 averaged 11.7%, increasing from $30 million to $6.3 billion.
Aggressive measures must be taken in marketing and attracting investment in order to exploit the possibilities opened by the DR-CAFTA and changes in the global market.
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