The chief Costa Rican negotiator, Roberto Echandi, also reported that progress was made in some service areas.
Marvin Barquero, in his article in Nacion.com reported the chief negotiator’s statements: "They initially requested a lot of openness in courier and postal services. In the first case, there is no problem. However, Costa Rica has a problem with the second one. In yesterday's meeting, the European negotiators relaxed their position with regard to postal services."
The Nicaraguan Vice Chancellor indicated that the country will listen to new proposals for the regional fund in the meeting in Brussels.
In confirming Nicaragua’s attendance at the "informal meeting" between the chief negotiators of the European Union and Central America in Brussels next Thursday and Friday, Manuel Coronel, Vice Chancellor and head of the Nicaraguan negotiators, indicated they are open to “other scenarios that might favor Central America."
In addition to plastics, the European Union made concessions in chocolate, palm oil, fertilizers and chemicals.
According to the flexibility incorporated into the Association Agreement between Central America and the European Union, enterprises in the region may include materials from outside into products that are then exported to Europe under the tariff regime established in the Agreement.
Negotiating teams closed chapters on health and food health measures in the Association Agreement between the two blocks.
The announcement was made by Roberto Echandi, Costa Rica’s chief negotiator, who explained they also closed the technical regulations chapter.
“Echandi explained that these chapters are very important for Central America’s agriculture industry, as they will put in place faster consultation mechanisms to resolve conflicts and doubts regarding the entrance of goods to Europe”, reported China.org.cn.