Nicaragua Looks to Facilitate Entry of Beef into Panama

Authorities have agreed with their Panamanian counterparts to seek ways to make it easier for Nicaraguan meat to gain access to Panama's market.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Nicaraguan cattle farmers believe that the current auction system discriminates against them and fails to reflect market conditions.

"The president of the Nicaraguan Chamber of Meat Producers (Canicarne), Onel Pérez, claims that the auction mechanism is inappropriate and lacks transparency as well as not suiting Nicaragua, which produces around 25 different cuts with varying customs tariffs," reports

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Next week, Nicaragua and Guatemala could resolve their differences, allowing the former to resume shipping meat and dairy products to the latter.

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Authorities from both countries have managed to remove the obstacles to Nicaraguan meat entering Panamanian territory.

Nicaraguan cattle farmers argued that Panama's auction system discriminates against them and fails to reflect market conditions.

"We have been discussing ways to circumvent these procedures with Panamanian authorities since both countries are keen to widen trade between us," Orlando Solórzano, the Nicaraguan Minister for Development, Industry and Commerce, told La Prensa.

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