Elnuevodiario.com.ni reports: "He added that Salvadorans are not recognizing certificates issued the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Mag-For, and they are imposing quotas on Nicaraguan cheese processors; these are two situations which violate the
Central American integration regulation.
Fernandez clarified that they are not asking El Salvador to allow the entrance of bad quality cheese, but that they respect the integration, "because if not, why do we want to integrate?" he asked."
Last week, El Salvador canceled import permits for Nicaraguan dairy products.
Such measures are costing the sector daily losses of $250.000, according to 10 milk companies from the Central zone of Nicaragua.
From Nicaraguan newspaper El Nuevo Diario: "Each day, these companies gather 700 thousand liters of milk and process 218.750 pounds of cheese, production they cannot send to El Salvador, because permits have been cancellation by the country's agricultural ministry."
The agreement grants permission to all Nicaraguan factories that had historically exported to El Salvador.
Additionally, starting August 10, plants that don't have their permits up to date will be reinspected.
"... for the last eight years there have been continuous issues for Nicaraguan dairy products entering El Salvador, although exporting factories were certified by Salvadoran authorities", published El Nuevo Diario in its website. "This agreement is favorable for Nicaragua's dairy sector. It has to do with the analysis of merchandise at the border, with microbiological analysis and the need to pair Nicaraguan and Salvadoran sanitary processes...".
Guatemala will reactivate a lawsuit filed in 2006 for the elimination of tariffs on metallurgical products.
Alexander Cutz , director of the Management of Foreign Trade Administration (Dace), at the Ministry of Economy , said that El Salvador has reduced the tariff on galvanized sheet metal , wire and galvanized pipe to zero .
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