TLC Peru – Central America Talks Begin

During this second round of talks the 14 chapters comprising the treaty will be discussed.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Francisco Alvarez De Soto, vice minister of International Trade Negotiations of Panama, told the press that given progress achieved during the first round, they expect to end discussion of important content this week and start the analysis of Annexes.

"The Panamanian official said negotiations are conducted in coordination between the Central American countries, so that final texts are common, but in the end everyone will sign a bilateral treaty with Peru, which will be reflected in the annexes discussed during negotiations," stated the article published in

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Central America Completes Third Round of FTA with Peru

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At the end of the round chapters were closed on Sanitary and Health Certifications, Investment, Services and Customs Procedures.

Subjects discussed were policy issues related to market access for goods, rules of origin, customs procedures, customs cooperation, sanitary and health certifications, investment, services, temporary visas for businessmen, intellectual property and government purchases.

New Round of FTA with Peru in Costa Rica

January 2011

From February 28 until March 4, the Costa Rican capital will host the third round of negotiations.

Francisco Alvarez de Soto, vice minister of international trade negotiations of Panama told the media that this round has made significant progress, "I must be optimistic. We are making good progress. We agreed on three chapters and the other tables are reporting progress."

Central America and Peru have Second FTA Round

January 2011

The round of negotiations is scheduled for the second half of January in Panama City.

The new meeting is to be held between the 17th and 21st of January with participation of trade officials from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama.

"The Panamanian authorities have said that while negotiating together, at the end, every country will sign a bilateral treaty with Peru", states the article at

First Round of FTA with Peru Completed

November 2010

On November 12th, in the Peruvian capital, the parties concluded the first round of negotiations for an FTA between Peru and the region.

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