Dominican to Negotiate with CA

The Dominican government said they are willing to negotiate with Central America the imposition of tariffs on 26 products from the Isthmus.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Dominican Republic's Trade Minister, Ramón Fadul said in a statement that tariffs on Central American goods do not violate free trade agreements, but are part of safeguard mechanisms established in the treaties themselves. informs, "Central American vice-ministers announced during a meeting held in Guatemala last week, that they will sue the Dominican Republic before the World Trade Organization (WTO) for violation of the trade agreement signed in 1998.”

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Dominica Lifts Restrictions to Salvadoran Products

January 2011

As consequence of El Salvador eliminating export incentives, the Dominican Republic will not impose further restrictions.

Dominican Vice Minister of Commerce, Mario Roger Hernandez, said the move responds to the approval of El Salvador's decree eliminating staring February 1st, the export incentive known as 'drawback'.

C.A. Will File Lawsuit Against Dominican Republic

October 2010

The case before the World Trade Organization (WTO) is due to high tariffs imposed on products from the region.

Representatives from El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Costa Rica, decided to file a lawsuit due to the "negative effects" for the region as a consequence of the measure taken by Dominican Republic.

Central American Exporters Condemn Dominican Restrictions

July 2010

The group of Central American export associations has criticized the trade restrictions imposed by the Dominican Republic.

Mónica Araya, head of the Federation of Export Chambers and Associations in Central America, Panama and the Caribbean (Fecaexca), said that the Dominican Republic is using protectionist mechanisms "in industrial products such as plastic and steel".

The Trade Conflict between Panama and Colombia

June 2009

Colombia alleges that it needs more time to implement necessary changes to its laws in order to remove trade barriers on Panamanian products.

The article from, points out that, “On May 20th, the OMC announced that its department for the Solution of Controversies condemned Colombia for its violation of international trade laws for impeding the import of Panamanian products like textiles, most frequently originating from the Free Trade Zone of Colón to Colombian ports.”

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