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
Last night they had managed to reduce the term for eliminating the tariff or entrance tax to only three years, said Echandi.

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Shrimp From Honduras to Mexico At Risk

June 2015

Citing existence of diseases in shrimp farms in Hondurans, Mexico is evaluating banning the import of shrimp from the Central American country.

Early Mortality Syndrome disease, which has caused losses in the Mexican states of Sonora, Sinaloa and Nayarit, is not present in shrimp farms in Honduras, said the Aquaculture Association of Honduras, which believes that the measure will cause serious damage to the sector .

Honduras Launches Shrimp Season

June 2010

The shrimp industry of Honduras began its yearly season; producers expect to surpass last year’s $200 million exports.

The country sells to all of Central America, but the largest volumes are shipped to Europe and the United States.

“We start the harvest, which takes about two months.

Shrimp Industry in Honduras: Balance for 2013

December 2013

Growth in export volume and favorable international prices benefited the sector which exported $23 million more than in 2012.

The shrimp industry closed 2013 with revenues of $190 million in exports, $22.8 million more than at the end of last year.

Entrepreneur Marco Polo Micheletti told Proceso.hn that the entry into force of the Association Agreement with the European Union helped them to achieve this increase in revenues.

Opportunities in Shrimp Market

July 2013

A decline in farmed shrimp production in Mexico could generate opportunities in Europe, America, and Japan for regional producers.

From an article by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):

Producers of shrimp raised in farms in Sinaloa are facing a serious illness, which has already caused a high mortality rate and millions in economic losses.

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