Guatemala and Cuba Expand Trade Agreement

Beginning in August, an access committee will be opened to Cuba in order to expand trade relations between the two countries.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The access to Cuba committee will be initially composed of by government representatives from Guatemala and Cuba. According to the, the Guatemalan vice-minister of foreign trade, David Cristiani, said: “The idea is to expand the list of products ready to be commercially traded within the partial agreement with Cuba.”

Additionally, as part of the activities to establish bilateral trade, Cuban businesses will visit Guatemala to make trade contacts and explore opportunities in September 2009.

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Nicaragua - Cuba Trade Agreement

April 2014

The agreement approved by the National Assembly of Nicaragua allows entry into the Cuban market of products such as meat, milk, honey and black beans.

The agreement, which aims to extend preferential entry of goods into Cuba, includes tax treatments and sanitary and phytosanitary measures to be observed in the exchange of products.

Guatemala and Belize Expand Trade Agreement

February 2014

An agreement has been made to expand the list of traded products and other conditions of the Partial Agreement which has been in force since 2010.

Guatemala and Belize agreed to extend the benefits of the Partial Agreement which came into effect four years ago. The aim, according to the Ministry of Economy (Mineco), is to strengthen trade relations.

Nicaragua Seeks More Trade with Cuba

May 2013

Footwear, textiles, dairy and meat are some of the goods that have potential to be exported to the Caribbean island.

According to Alfredo Lacayo CEO of Centrolac and the person who led a trade mission of the Chamber of Industries of Nicaragua (Cadin) which traveled to Cuba on May 13, in the case of the dairy industry, the next step is to apply to the Ministry of Health of Cuba to send staff to inspect the Nicaraguan plants in order to certify them for export to that market.

New round of negotiation for Panama - Cuba FTA

January 2009

The second round of negotiations is scheduled for January 21 - 23

According to, "During the previous round, held last October, Cuba conceded to Panama 79% in preferential tariffs for actual exports.

Cuba is seeking access for live animals."

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