Central America to make new offer to the EU

The countries of Central America already made an offer of 90% of the tariff items that they will allow the European Union.

Monday, December 1, 2008

According to the Guatemalan vice minister of Foreign Trade, Ruben Morales, the negotiating teams from the region agreed to the 90% of the items as required by the EU at a private meeting that was held for one week in Guatemala.

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Both blocks closed 10 days of intense negotiations without closing their Association Agreement.

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Rubén Morales, Guatemalan economy ministry, told Sigloxxi.com that “the Europeans announced the end of the VIII round because they needed time to analyze Central America’s last proposal on sugar, banana, rice and meat”.

Central America Will Study EU Agreement

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Next week in Costa Rica, the countries of the region will define their negotiation strategy with the European Union.

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Central America came with an offer giving access to the European market 84% for the exportable products and the demand to include products such as sugar, ethanol, shrimp, coffee, pineapple and banana.

During the fifth round of talks that started yesterday, they will begin the discussion of specific products that are considered sensitive by each of the parts.

The Isthmus prepares a new offensive for next round of talks with EU

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Central America will preparing a "commercial offense" next week, prior to the fifth round of negotiations with the European Union.

The meeting that will be held next week in Guatemala will seek to improve its bid and prevent the Agreement of Association from stalling.
The negotiating teams will present a report of the last meeting with Europe and will evaluate the changes to the region's main offer, said Ruben Morales, Vice-Minister of the Economy of Guatemala.

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