Colombian Senate gives green light to Northern Triangle accord

Colombia's Senate approved the free trade agreement signed last August with Central America's "Northern Triangle" of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

Friday, May 30, 2008

The accord will now go to the Lower House for its approval. "The aim is to have the FTA ratified by the end of the present session of Congress," said Luis Guillermo Plata, the Colombian trade minister.

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Costa Rica Interested in FTA with Colombia

March 2012

Negotiations for an agreement could begin within months, despite opposition from industry.

The Costa Rican Minister of Foreign Trade, Anabel Gonzalez, said that formal negotiations for an FTA with the South American country could be started within months, even though exchanges of analyzes and studies have already been done.

Panama- Colombia FTA negotiations to resume

March 2012

This agreement is part of Panama’s plans to integrate itself as a full member of the Alliance of the Pacific.

The Panamanian Minister of Commerce and Industry, Ricardo Quijano, met with the President of Colombia, Sergio Díaz Granados, in order to re-start negotiations for an FTA between both countries.

El Salvador’s Trade Agreements

August 2012

Investors should be aware of the tools available for exporting with tariff benefits to Cuba, Mexico and the European Union.

A statement from the Agency for Promotion of Exports and Investments in El Salvador – PROESA reads:

Three new tools to increase the flow of trade and investment

An Absurd Proposal: Central America - Mercosur FTA

March 2013

The Foreign Minister of Uruguay is touring the isthmus proposing an FTA with Mercosur, even though the President of the very same country describes it as "a bad customs union".


The Foreign Minister of Uruguay, Luis Almagro, is touring the Central American countries, saying that he is mandated by the countries of the southern block to propose to Central America, a free trade agreement with Mercosur.

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