Chile launches free trade agreement with Honduras

A free trade agreement between Chile and Honduras went into effect July 19, Chile reported.

Monday, July 21, 2008

In 1999, Chile signed an FTA with five Central American countries before going on to sign specific protocols with Costa Rica, El Salvador and now Honduras.
The Chilean foreign ministry's head of commercial affairs, Carlos Furche, said: "The doors have been opened to 94 percent of our exports to Honduras that will now enter free of tariffs."

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