Honduras and Cuba begin trade talks
The partial trade agreement will only include products and exclude services. Negotiations are estimated to be completed in June of this year.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Honduras is looking forward to a partial agreement, which will include some 400 tariff lines for products such as snacks, shoe polish and poultry products like chicken and eggs.
The Honduran Ministry of Commerce reported that the negotiations for the agreement have concluded and that the FTA will be signed in March in Havana.
The Honduran Minister of Industry and Trade, Fredis Cerrato, announced that Honduras and Cuba will negotiate a limited scope trade agreement next year.
Negotiations concluded with agreements made on Market Access, Rules of Origin, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, Technical Barriers to Trade, Trade Protection, Cooperation and Dispute Resolution.
Progress was made on issues of market access, services, customs administration and trade facilitation, intellectual property, investment, rules of origin, trade remedies and cooperation.
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