Belice and Guatemala Strike Agreement

A Partial Trade Agreement, comprising 75 products, comes into effect this week.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

This agreement is meant to be the prelude for a Free Trade Agreement between both countries.

"It was signed in 2006, and will ease tariffs on products such as oils, iron, wood, livestock, tropical fruits and fisheries", stated César Leon, from the Foreign Relations Ministry of Guatemala, in a Prensalibre.com article.



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Plan to Expand Belize - Guatemala Trade Agreement

December 2015

An agreement between the chambers of commerce of both countries would extend the list of goods covered by the partial agreement, which has been in force since 2010.

In addition to expanding the list of goods, the goals that employers have set are to improve methods for settling trade disputes arising between the two countries.

Guatemala and Belize Expand Trade Agreement

February 2014

An agreement has been made to expand the list of traded products and other conditions of the Partial Agreement which has been in force since 2010.

Guatemala and Belize agreed to extend the benefits of the Partial Agreement which came into effect four years ago. The aim, according to the Ministry of Economy (Mineco), is to strengthen trade relations.

Trade Agreement El Salvador - Belize

February 2013

Negotiations have begun on issues such as market access, SPS, Trade Protection, Dispute Settlement and Institutional Arrangements.

From the press release issued by the Ministry of Economy of El Salvador:

Negotiating teams from Belize and El Salvador met in San Ignacio, Belize, on February 19 in order to begin negotiations for a Partial Scope Agreement between the two countries.

Belize – Guatemala Trade Agreement In Effect Soon

March 2010

The Partial Trade Agreement signed between both countries will come into force on April.

Chancellor Haroldo Rodas explained that tariffs will be gradually removed from a number of products deemed of interest for both sides.

Newspaper Siglo XXI reported that the Trade Ministry will make the full list of products available next Monday.

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