Central American shrimp will have better access to the EU
Central American shrimp farms will have better conditions in the EU market, after tough negotiations yesterday between the parties.
Friday, October 10, 2008
The official offer was to receive the product with a 3% tariff that would be eliminated in 7 years, the top negotiator for Costa Rica, Roberto Echandi, reported yesterday from Guatemala
Citing existence of diseases in shrimp farms in Hondurans, Mexico is evaluating banning the import of shrimp from the Central American country.
The shrimp industry of Honduras began its yearly season; producers expect to surpass last year’s $200 million exports.
Growth in export volume and favorable international prices benefited the sector which exported $23 million more than in 2012.
A decline in farmed shrimp production in Mexico could generate opportunities in Europe, America, and Japan for regional producers.
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