Coffee farmers stay out of EU negotiations

Central American coffee growers have agreed to stay out of the negotiations for a trade agreement with the European Union.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The best gain from the tariff removal would be for toasted coffee which only represent 1% of exports.

In addition, the EU continues to demand the implementation of a flexible rule of origin for coffee, while the Central American want the rule of origin for the grain to be strict, so that the origin of the coffee should be the place where it is grown and harvested.

Market Intelligence

Everything about coffee exports in Central America.

Top exporters - Quantities, amounts and prices.

more info

More on this topic

EU-CA Negotiations Resume in Guatemala

May 2010

Next Thursday, Central America and Europe will resume their unfinished negotiations for an Association Agreement between them.

Talks will last for two days, with negotiators trying to solve the differences both blocks have regarding how much tariffs to remove and how to do it on several sensible products.

EU Relaxes Rules in Several Areas

May 2009

In addition to plastics, the European Union made concessions in chocolate, palm oil, fertilizers and chemicals.

According to the flexibility incorporated into the Association Agreement between Central America and the European Union, enterprises in the region may include materials from outside into products that are then exported to Europe under the tariff regime established in the Agreement.

Central American coffee producers defend their interests before the EU

November 2008

The topic will be one of the points for discussion during the International Coffee Week being organized in Costa Rica from November 13-15.

The executive president of the Costa Rica Coffee Institute (ICAFE), Ronald Peters, said to the La Prensa Libre" daily that Costa Rica and the rest of Central America will continue to advocate for the adoption of a strict rule of origin in order to prevent Europe from importing coffee from other places in the world and that would make Central America tariff-free.

Coffee producers seek special treatment

June 2008

The Coffee Institute of Costa Rica insists that the coffee processed within the free trade region should enter the European Union free of tariffs, provided that the beans were harvested in Central America.

Producers are worried that the EU agreement might allow coffee processed in Europe and harvested anywhere in the world to enter the region tariff-free.

 close (x)

Receive more news about Agriculture

Suscribe FOR FREE to CentralAmericaDATA EXPRESS.
The most important news of Central America, every day.

Type in your e-mail address:

* Al suscribirse, estará aceptando los terminos y condiciones

Costa Rica – One Only - Development Property and Coffee Farm

This property has it all! Ocean views, streams, waterfalls, forest, profitable coffee production, convenience, seclusion, titled lots, electricity, water, road access, perfect weather.
Fantastic, hard to find - Ocean views from every lot,...

Stock Indexes

(Feb 28)
Dow Jones
S&P 500


(Mar 19)
Brent Crude Oil
Coffee "C"