Canada wants to revive trade talks with Central America, minister says

Canada is interested in renewing talks on a free trade agreement with Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, the Canadian foreign and trade secretary, Helena Guergis, said in a newspaper interview.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Asked about Canadian trade with Guatemala, Guergis said it continues to grow. Last year, trade between the two countries reached US$353 million, she added. The balance, however, favored Guatemala, whose exports to Canada came to US$221.6 million.

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