Short comings in integration of the Isthmus disappoints Europe
Progress made by the Central American Isthmus regarding integration do no meet the expectations of the European Union.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Although they are aware that the topic depends on the will of the region's governments, they are expecting that the integration and customs union will advance at a rhythm similar to that of negotiations for the agreement of association.
"Only when there are real common external tariffs we will be able to take full advantage of the Agreement with the European Union."
The European Union again noted its interest in an integrated Central America where there is a free flow of investments, goods and services.
Last Friday in San Jose the first round of negotiations of the Customs Union ended, having made major advances in the fields of food, medicine, manufacturing and agriculture.
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