Agreements in Panama and Mexico FTA Negotiations

The pre fifth round meeting has finished with the parties having reached agreements on issues on National Treatment and Access of Merchandise to the Market, Rules and Procedures on Origins and Public Procurements.

Monday, March 10, 2014

The V round of negotiations is scheduled for 18 and 21 March in Panama City.

From a press release issued by the Ministry of Economy in Mexico:

The Governments of the Republic of Panama and the United Mexican States have finalised meetings of the intermediate round in Panama City from 5 to 7 March 2014. The delegations were headed by the Deputy Minister of International Trade Negotiations of Panama, Diana Salazar, and the Department of Foreign Trade of Mexico, Francisco de Rosenzweig.

In this intermediate round technical groups held sessions on National Treatment and Market Access for Goods, Rules and Procedures on Origin, and Public Procurement in order to revise the corresponding chapters, in order to find common ground and reach agreements that benefit both countries.

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