The Minister of Commerce, Fredy Cerrato, said that the meeting is to advance a single position to negotiate with China and the rest of the countries of the Asia-Pacific Basin.
As was reported in sdpnoticias.com: "We have excellent relations with the United States, but it is a sovereign decision of each state to establish relations with any country of the world," indicated the official.
The meeting will be next Friday and will be presided by the negotiators of the countries of the CA-4 (Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras) and Canada.
The Minister of Commerce of Honduras, Fredy Cerrato, informed El Sendero del Peje: "As the Minister of Commerce, I have given instructions to our negotiators that Honduras wants concluded the negotiations with Canada in May, at the latest. The sensitive issues for Central America are sugar, textiles, beef and hog since Canada is a producer of meat that produces at lower costs than Hondurans."
Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador present Mexico with the proposal regarding rules of origin that will unite the FTA's that those countries have with Mexico into a single bilateral agreement.
Honduran Minister of Trade, Fredy Cerrato, explained that the technical work to unite the commercial agreements and create the Northern Triangle between Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador and Mexico will begin in full in the first quarter of 2009.
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