Differences in El Salvador - China Trade Relationship

Authorities in the Asian country reported that their intention is to sign a free trade agreement with El Salvador, while the government of Sánchez Cerén intends to sign a partial scope agreement.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Authorities in the People's Republic of China reported that as announced several weeks ago, El Salvador and the Asian country had already held their first working session in which they began to define the trade and cooperation relationship between the two nations.

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In relation to this first encounter that took place in Beijing, Elmundo.sv reports that the Deputy Director General of America and Oceania at the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, Shao Yingjun, explained that " ... at the request of El Salvador, in that meeting there was talk about the possibility of negotiating and signing a partial scope agreement with China and although he pointed out that the Asian giant 'is willing to develop commercial links with allied countries', he clarified that for the moment they are only signing free trade agreements (FTAs)."

See also "Transparency in the relationship with China"

Yingjun added that "..."As it is the first visit, there is still much to discuss and negotiate in the future," he said, and therefore "we will continue to work on the economic-trade mechanisms that will be in effect between both countries."

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