The president of the Association of Peruvian Exporters (Adex), José Luis Silva Martinot, is visiting El Salvador to promote the importation of Salvadoran products to his country.
According to the web portal Elsalvador.com, "It was highlighted that Peru has a lot of interest in buying traditional agricultural products, such as sugar, chemicals and derivatives of paper and cardboard, tuna, cereals, fertilizers, natural juices, cookies, and medicines, from El Salvador."
Additionally, the president emphasized the interest of the South American country in negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with Central America.
More than 5000 Guatemalan products will enter the Andean country duty free.
The fifth round of negotiations on the Free Trade Agreement between the representatives of both governments concluded with the definition of a list of products to be exported duty free to Peru. Sugar cane and coffee are excluded.
As a prelude for such negotiations, a trade mission composed by Peruvian authorities and businessmen will tour the region.
The group will visit El Salvador, Costa Rica and Guatemala.
Peruvian Embassy in El Salvador informed: "The objective of this visit is to resume Free Trade Agreement talks, which were started in 2008. Negotiations could begin in the first half of 2010", reported newspaper La Prensa Gráfica.
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