Ecuador interested in FTA with Guatemala

Negotiations for a FTA between Guatemala and Ecuador could begin in the first semester of 2009

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The embassy indicated that they have met with members of the Government to study the possibility of signing a Free Trade Agreement between Guatemala and Ecuador.

Roberto Ponce, Ecuadoran ambassador, pointed out that he is in talks since the beginning of 2008 and that negotiations are scheduled to start in the first semester of 2009.

The diplomat made it clear that they are considering a significant treaty, which would include the tax duty system in both countries, as he believes that due to advantages in cost, shipment and the price of goods, they can gradually expand the market.

According to the information by the Bank of Guatemala, Guatemala imports $80.4 million from Ecuador and it exports $9 million.

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