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.

Some of the products of interest to Cuba are "drugs, cigarettes and products in the agribusiness sector."

The chief free trade agreement negotiator in Honduras, Melvin Redondo, told Elheraldo.hn that "negotiators will remain discussing business proposals by both countries for three days."

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