Agreement between Cuba and Honduras under analysis

The Honduran Minister of Industry and Trade, Fredis Cerrato, announced that Honduras and Cuba will negotiate a limited scope trade agreement next year.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Cuban government has presented its proposal and Honduras has already reviewed it and decided to negotiate the agreement, the official announced on Tegucigalpa's Radio America.

We expect "to advance quickly during the first quarter of 2009" to sign the agreement next year, he indicated.

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Panama Persists with Trade Agreement with Caribbean Countries

February 2012

Government representatives have expressed their interest in continuing negotiations for a trade agreement with Aruba this year.

Deputy Minister of International Trade Negotiations, Diana Salazar, spoke about a second round of talks with Aruba and the start of talks with Barbados.

Honduras and Cuba begin trade talks

May 2009

The partial trade agreement will only include products and exclude services. Negotiations are estimated to be completed in June of this year.

Honduras is looking forward to a partial agreement, which will include some 400 tariff lines for products such as snacks, shoe polish and poultry products like chicken and eggs.

Honduras - Cuba FTA ready for March

January 2009

The Honduran Ministry of Commerce reported that the negotiations for the agreement have concluded and that the FTA will be signed in March in Havana.

According to, "President Zelaya is scheduled to visit Cuba on that date," the minister of Commerce and Industries, Fredys Cerrato, added.

Panama Explores FTA with Cuba

October 2008

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has announced that it intends to initiate the negotiating process before the end of this year.

Cuba holds position 27 of the main destinations for Panamanian Exports, with at least 3 million dollars, according to the figures from the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic.

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