Customs Union in the Northern Triangle

It has been announced that El Salvador will join the process being undertaken by Honduras and Guatemala to integrate customs posts between the three countries.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce of Guatemala:

Guatemala, October 22, 2015. After a meeting between the Ministers of the Northern Triangle, it was confirmed that El Salvador will join the Customs Union efforts which have been initiated by Guatemala and Honduras.

The Deputy Minister of Integration and Foreign Trade of Guatemala, Maria Luisa Flores, reported that "the three ministers met and discussed strategic interests in the area of ​​trade facilitation and to establish guidelines that will allow the three countries to promote the Customs Union".

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