Huge differences in sugar negotiations
It will be difficult for Central America to reach an agreement with the European Union to accept the entrance of the amount of sugar the negotiators want into its territories.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Raquel Guerra reports in an article on Elfinancierocr.com that the chief European trade negotiator, Rupert Schlgelmilch, said that: "They (the Central American countries) want a lot, they want a lot more than what we are offering, however this is not something that will block the negotiations at this stage."
The countries of the isthmus may import resins for plastic manufacture in the region for subsequent export.
The European Union is willing to negotiate better access for Central American banana within the framework of the bi-regional agreement of association.
Five Central American countries will demand that the EU provide access for sugar, banana, ethanol, shrimp, and other products that are not yet included.
Negotiating teams closed chapters on health and food health measures in the Association Agreement between the two blocks.
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