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Honduras has 60 days to initiate consultations against the application of safeguard. For some experts this is the first message from Washington in its dealings of government

Saturday, January 19, 2008

The United States government justified the intention to implement a safeguard measure on the export of cotton socks from Honduras, in view of the increase of 99 per cent in exports. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) Honduras notified of his intention to apply a safeguard measure to textiles imported cotton socks to the United States.

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Panama Considers Trade Retaliation Against Colombia

January 2014

The Panamanian government could implement measures against Colombia because of its extension of the tariff on re-exports from the Colon Free Zone.

Roberto Henríquez, Minister of the Presidency of Panama confirmed that Panama is looking at implementing retaliatory measures against Colombia because of the extra tariffs on re-exports of shoes and clothing from the Colon Free Zone (CFZ) tariff.

Honduras' Foreign trade up to December 2012

April 2013

FOB exports of general goods registered growth of 10.5%, while CIF imports of general merchandise increased by 5.4%.  

Summary of the Report on General Merchandise Foreign Trade, by the Central Bank of Honduras:

FOB exports of general goods recorded a growth of 10.5% in December 2012, attributed to an increase of $305 million in exports of non-traditional products and $113.3 million in traditional products.

Dominican Republic Increases Tariffs on Panamanian Textiles

November 2010

The Dominican Republic adopted protectionist measures on Panamanian exports of sports socks and clothing.

The country announced its decision to apply a 40% protection measure on sports socks and clothing for men, women and children on exports from China, USA, Hong Kong and Panama, among others.

Costa Rica sets long-term goal of boosting trade with Andes

April 2008

Costa Rica is looking to hold trade negotiations in the future with Peru and Colombia, Trade Minister Marco Vinicio Ruiz said. But first the United States will have to ratify its free trade accord with Colombia, he added.

Once trade agreements are in place between the US and Peru and Colombia, Costa Rica will seek to benefit from common rules of origin.

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