Mexico Includes Sugar and Banana in FTA with CA

Mexico could allow privileges to those products in connection with the unification of the FTA.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

In return, it requested access to CA of its dairy products, cars, avocado, steel and white corn.

Guatemalan Vice Minister of Foreign Trade, Raul Trejo, told Sigloxxi.com, "We must be aware that in negotiations you not always getting what you ask for; sometimes you need to yield in some areas. In the present case if we accept the inclusion of our best products, we must yield with some other products... although nothing has been negotiated yet."

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Benefits of a Unified FTA Mexico - Central America

January 2012

Central American countries will be able to access the Regional Integration Committee of Supplies, to supply raw materials for the development of Mexican goods, especially textiles.

After three years of negotiations, the Unified Free Trade Agreement between Mexico and Central America was signed on November 22nd 2011.

Central America - Mexico TLC in Stalemate Over Sugar and Textiles

October 2011

Access for sugar and the rules of origin for textile goods are delaying the negotiations for unification of the FTAs between Mexico and the region.

Before the 17th of October, the planned date for signing the agreement, negotiations in these areas must be concluded.

The Costa Rican Minister of Foreign Commerce (Comex), Anabel Gonzalez said ...

Second Round of Unified FTA with Mexico

August 2010

Yesterday the second round of negotiations began to unify the various agreements Central American countries have signed with Mexico.

The objective is to unify the different agreements signed by Nicaragua, Costa Rica and the "Northern Triangle" (Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador) into one single Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

Central America to Unify FTAs with Mexico

March 2009

The governments will begin negotiations to create a single regional agreement with Mexico which would be ready by 2010.

Mexico currently has three commercial agreements in the region, one with Costa Rica another with Nicaragua and the other with the Northern Central American Triangle (Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.)

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