Central America plans unification of customs procedures for Cafta

Central America is preparing a plan to unify customs procedures with the aim of validating common rules of origin.

Monday, May 26, 2008

The plan is to be presented shortly to US trade officials as part of Cafta, said René Salazar, El Salvador's director of Commercial Treaties.



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