Central America and Canada Resume FTA Negotiations
The meeting will be next Friday and will be presided by the negotiators of the countries of the CA-4 (Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras) and Canada.
Monday, February 23, 2009
The Minister of Commerce of Honduras, Fredy Cerrato, informed El Sendero del Peje: "As the Minister of Commerce, I have given instructions to our negotiators that Honduras wants concluded the negotiations with Canada in May, at the latest. The sensitive issues for Central America are sugar, textiles, beef and hog since Canada is a producer of meat that produces at lower costs than Hondurans."
Honduras has concluded the negotiation of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Canada, as announced by Secretary of Commerce.
The round of negotiations ended without reaching an agreement on sensitive issues such as pork, clothing, textiles and sugar.
Guatemala is coordinating schedules in order to resume free trade negotiations between Canada and the CA-4 countries.
The country has decided to move forward in the negotiation process for a Free Trade Agreement with Canada.
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