Guatemala presents 2011 Trade Agenda
Priorities include the ratification of the agreement with the EU, negotiations with Peru and homologation of the text of the treaty with Mexico.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
The finance ministry presented the agenda´s to the National Council for the Promotion of Exports (CONAPEX).
The vagueness of the Solis administration regarding the integration of Costa Rica into the Pacific Alliance has provoked negative reactions from business associations.
With opposition from agro-industry, the government has initiated the processes required to join the trade bloc, including a consultation period, which runs until the end of the year.
The private sector is demanding homogeneity in the foreign trade strategy, since the situation today is that there is "one protectionist minister and another who works for free trade."
There is an imperative need for Guatemala to table a clear strategic relationship with China, not only in terms of trade, but also fundamentally at the political level.
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