Panama Serves as Venue for the Commerce Ministers of C.A. Meeting
From the 11th to the 13th of February, advancement will be pursued regarding the integration of customs and the duties for bananas and sugar, issues still pending in the negotiations with the EU.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
PrensaLibre.com publishes in its website: "The Vice President and Panamanian Chancellor, Samuel Lewis Navarre, declared that there still is not a concrete date scheduled for the next round that Central America and the EU will coordinate in an attempt to achieve progress in negotiations and to conclude the talks next May, as they have had anticipated."
The tariff reduction proposal presented by the EU within the framework of the negotiations for the Agreement of Association does not satisfy Central American
Next Thursday, Central America and Europe will resume their unfinished negotiations for an Association Agreement between them.
Even after long sessions, the European Union and Central America have been unable to close the commercial chapter of their Association Agreement.
The negotiations are entering the final phase after yesterday's presentation of the sugar and banana offer by the EU.
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