Europe is Not Easy for Non-Traditional Exports

Although there is a market in the EU for Nicaraguan non-traditional products, producers face tough requirements and controls in order to conquer it.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

In 2013 the trade component of the Association Agreement with the European Union will come into effect, which will liberalize most of the Central American export goods.

According to the Center for Nicaraguan Exports (CETREX) this represents an opportunity, particularly for products such as cocoa, sesame, fresh fruit, natural honey, okra, pineapple and herbs and spices, goods whose production has not yet been consolidated in the country.

"Klara Kanska, political affairs and business consultant for the delegation of the EU-CA, says that among the main barriers to be overcome is that the region be able to meet all the "technical and sanitary requirements. This is an issue that must be worked on a lot, especially in fresh produce, meats, dairy products which need a lot of work.

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