The Central American Economic Integration

State of the situation november 2007, of the economic integration process of the Central American region, basically refers to the legal institutional framework and insertion of Central American into international trade.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Intitutional legal scope, Central American trade with the world, Central American free trade zone, Central American customs union and the insertion of Central America into the world economy.

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How to Strengthen the Regional Integration Process

March 2011

Transporting a truckload from Guatemala to Costa Rica takes four days, when the journey could be completed in 30 hours.

The Business Committee for Customs Union launched a campaign to accelerate and complete the integration, attacking in particular mental and cultural barriers which persist in economic actors and in the general population.

C.A. Entrepreneurs Urge to Accelerate Integration

December 2010

Seasoned in negotiations with Europe, Central American employers are demanding to political sectors to accelerate the process for the economic integration of the isthmus.

50 years after the signing of the General Treaty of Central American Integration, over 40 million people living in the region still do not enjoy the economic benefits and development opportunities that could effectively be consolidated if Central America would act as a single economic unit, much like the European Union.

Integration Held Back by Large Obstacles

November 2009

In spite of globalization driving various forms of private economic integration, there still remain custom and tariff barriers.

International commerce experts agree that in order to fully take advantage of the benefits of free trade agreements with extra-regional blocks, Central America must complete the economic integration process started on October 14, 1951.

Thinking Small

February 2008

Some small countries think big. Central America for the most part consists of small countries, which think small.

No other region of the world is made up of so many tiny economies, with such a low level of integration.
If Central America had a higher level of economic cooperation, it would become a more efficient market, capable of creating more (and better-paying) jobs, while reducing consumer costs.

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