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 Sigloxxi.com.
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.
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."
On November 12th, in the Peruvian capital, the parties concluded the first round of negotiations for an FTA between Peru and the region.
At this first meeting, considered a success, progress was made on items like "Market Access for Goods, Rules of Origin, Customs Procedures and Customs Cooperation Sanitary and Health Measures, Technical Barriers for Trade, Commercial Defense, Competition Policy, Services, Investment, Intellectual Property, Public Purchases, Corporate Affairs and Conflict Resolution," reported Laestrella.com.pa.
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