Peru plans FTA with Central America

Negotiations are scheduled to start in the second half of 2009.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism in Peru, Mercedez Araoz, said while attending the Euro-Latina summit held in Lima in May, that dialogue for an eventual FTA with Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama y Dominican Republic.

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Peruvian Companies Looking to Central America

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Looking to take advantage of the FTA being negotiated, Peruvian companies, mainly in the logistics sector, are hurrying up the process of setting up offices in the region.

Carlos Durand, president of the Lima Chamber of Commerce (CCL), said "Some Peruvian companies are beginning to see the Central American bloc, with which we are negotiating the trade agreement, as a next step for operational growth and positioning in foreign markets," reported

Peru Aims for FTA with Central America

September 2009

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.

Costa Rica Prepares to Conclude FTA Negotiations with Peru

April 2011

Monday May 2 in Lima will see the beginning of the fourth and final round of negotiations on the free trade agreement (FTA) with Peru

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Central America to Analyze FTA with Peru

March 2010

The economy ministers of Central American will evaluate a possible Free Trade Agreement with Peru during the second half of 2010.

Héctor Dada Hirezi, Salvadoran Economy Minister, explained that Peru has expressed its interest in implementing a trade agreement with Central America.

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