Central America and Peru have Second FTA Round

The round of negotiations is scheduled for the second half of January in Panama City.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The new meeting is to be held between the 17th and 21st of January with participation of trade officials from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama.

"The Panamanian authorities have said that while negotiating together, at the end, every country will sign a bilateral treaty with Peru", states the article at Prensa.com.

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TLC Peru – Central America Talks Begin

January 2011

During this second round of talks the 14 chapters comprising the treaty will be discussed.

Francisco Alvarez De Soto, vice minister of International Trade Negotiations of Panama, told the press that given progress achieved during the first round, they expect to end discussion of important content this week and start the analysis of Annexes.

First Round of FTA with Peru Completed

November 2010

On November 12th, in the Peruvian capital, the parties concluded the first round of negotiations for an FTA between Peru and the region.

At this first meeting, considered a success, progress was made on items like "Market Access for Goods, Rules of Origin, Customs Procedures and Customs Cooperation Sanitary and Health Measures, Technical Barriers for Trade, Commercial Defense, Competition Policy, Services, Investment, Intellectual Property, Public Purchases, Corporate Affairs and Conflict Resolution," reported Laestrella.com.pa.

Central America Begins Negotiating FTA with Peru

November 2010

The first round of FTA negotiations between Peru and the region began on Monday in the Peruvian capital.

Negotiation teams from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama and Peru are participating. Guatemala and Nicaragua have decided not to join current negotiations, but an accession clause will be included in case they want to join later.

Peru and Central America Analyze Potential FTA

September 2010

With the aim of making progress toward a free trade agreement (FTA), the region's Ministers for Trade are meeting with their Peruvian counterpart in the Panamanian capital.

Present at the meeting will be Honduras' Héctor Escalante, Costa Rica's Fernando Ocampo and El Salvador's Carlos Moreno, representing their respective countries, which have all expressed an interest in participating in the FTA negotiations with Peru.

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