Negotiation Without Honduras to be Decided by EU

The European Union will study tomorrow if they resume trade negotiations with Central America without Honduras.

Monday, August 31, 2009

The topic will be analyzed in the Latin America Committee of the European Council (COLAT).

"We will discuss the best action path. There are several proposals over the table", said sources from the Swedish Government, as reported by Elheraldo.hn.

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Dairy Products Preventing Closure of CA-EU Agreement

May 2010

Another negotiation attempt to close the commercial aspects of the Association Agreement concluded without consensus.

Europe was reluctant to change its position regarding 4.500 metric tons of milk powder, with a 10% annual increase, and Central America stood firm in offering access for only 500 metric tons of milk.

EU Would Approve Including Panama In C.A. Negotiations

March 2010

The European Union would announce its formal incorporation into the negotiations tomorrow.

As a requisite for being included in the project, Panama has accepted all the items already negotiated and closed.

“Panama will join Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua in this association process with the European block”, reported Prensa.com.

EU and CA to Resume Negotiations

February 2010

Negotiators from Central America and the European Union are gathered in Brussels, deciding how to restart the negotiations for an association agreement.

Such negotiations were suspended by the EU in July 2009, after the Honduran political crisis.

Website SigloXXI.com reports: “Spain, who holds the presidency of the European Union, remarked that both the elections and the fact that Porfirio Lobo was sworn in as the new President of Honduras, have ‘paved the way’ for the EU to normalize its relations with the Central American country, in order to resume the negotiations for a bilateral association agreement”.

UE Agreement Postponed Until September

July 2009

Commerce authorities from El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica decided to resume negotiations in September.

Guatemala's Economic Minister, Rubén Morales, informed that if the Honduran political crisis is not resolved by September, they will consider resuming negotiations without the country, and letting Honduras rejoin later.

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