Costa Rican producers pushing for summit of banana producing countries

The proposal to hold a summit came up last July 28 when the EU announced that it would not company with the agreement that was reached.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

When recently contacted about the followup being given to the proposal, the Minister of Foreign Trade, Marco Vinicio Ruiz, stated that the matter is not a priority for his Ministry.
For its part, the Costa Rican banana sector is still holding on to the idea of organizing an event like the one held in 2005 that produced the Declaration of San Jose.

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Agreement Puts an End to "Banana War"

November 2012

The eleven Latin American countries involved signed the agreement ending twenty years of banana trade disputes with the European countries.

The so-called "banana war" between the European Union (EU) and several Latin American countries-including six Central American countries- officially came to an end on Thursday, with the signing of a trade agreement promoted by the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Will there be peace in the 'Banana Wars'?

December 2009

The agreement between Europe and Latin America generated optimism, but ACP countries and the U.S. must still be pleased.

Latin America accepted an offer by the European Union to gradually reduce the tariff applied to banana imports from 176 euros per ton to 114 euros in 2017.

Banana Agreement Postponed

December 2009

Costa Rica ruled out the possibility of reaching an agreement for reducing European tariffs to banana this week.

Marco Vinicio Ruiz, Costa Rica's Commerce minister, ruled out a banana agreement between Latin America and the European Union this week, because the technical meeting was suspended.

European Union resisting pressure to recognized banana agreement

September 2008

Yesterday the EU the maintained its position of not recognizing the banana agreement to reduce tariffs that was reached on July 27.

Costa Rica did not achieve its objective of making the EU honor the agreement reached in the early morning hours of July 27 in Geneva, Switzerland, in the backdrop of the commercial negotiations of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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