Looking to take advantage of the FTA being negotiated, Peruvian companies, mainly in the logistics sector, are hurrying up the process of setting up offices in the region.
Carlos Durand, president of the Lima Chamber of Commerce (CCL), said "Some Peruvian companies are beginning to see the Central American bloc, with which we are negotiating the trade agreement, as a next step for operational growth and positioning in foreign markets," reported Americaeconomia.com.
Negotiations are scheduled to start in the second half of 2009.
The minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism in Peru, Mercedez Araoz, said while attending the Euro-Latina summit held in Lima in May, that dialogue for an eventual FTA with Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama y Dominican Republic.
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