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.
Despite the fact that Central
American negotiators have insisted that Europe respect the rhythm of integration on the Isthmus, the Europeans are proposing that some of their products should be able to enter any of the countries and be sold anywhere on the Isthmus.

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No Future Without Common Tariffs

January 2011

"Only when there are real common external tariffs we will be able to take full advantage of the Agreement with the European Union."

It is still important to keep this issue in mind. This was the warning given by the head of the EU mission in El Salvador, Stefano Gatto, who recalls that the full force of the Agreement with the European Union is contingent upon the existence of a common external tariff by all signatory countries.

Europe Insists on Central American Integration

March 2009

The European Union again noted its interest in an integrated Central America where there is a free flow of investments, goods and services.

The seventh round of negotiations of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Central America opened in Honduras with the explicit indication by Petros Mavromichalis, political negotiator of the EU that "regional integration remains a subject of great importance for us.

Customs Union Makes Progress

February 2013

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.

A press release from the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica reads:

On 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.

Customs Union - Central American in Figures

March 2008

Customs Union - Central American in Figures

Customs Union - Central American in Figures

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