Final Proofreading of Agreement with EU

Central America is beginning the process of reviewing the final text of the agreement signed with the European Union last May.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Trade Policy director of El Salvador's Economy Ministry, Carlos Moreno, commented that, "working groups will meet to discuss access, rules of origin and legal details in order to be able to start the process of reaching a final document for the Association Agreement with the EU," reports

In a press conference, the minister added that nothing is being negotiated with the aim being to ensure that there is only one interpretation of the different subjects discussed.

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EU-CAAA: Next Step, Access Quotas to Europe

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After signing the Association Agreement with the European Union, the private sector intends to discuss how to allocate the quotas to export to Europe.

A regional quota of 150.000 yearly tons was achieved for sugar, and will be split in 132.000 metric tons for raw sugar, and the rest for goods with high sugar concentration.

Panama Enters EU Negotiation

March 2010

The European Union formally accepted the inclusion of Panama in the negotiations for an Association Agreement with Central America.

This way, EU recognizes Panama as part of the Central American block, despite the fact that it is not a member of the Central American Economic Integration Secretary (SIECA).

Costa Rica and EU Seek Exit for Association Agreement

October 2009

Trade representatives from Costa Rica will meet with EU delegates to resume negotiations.

Bruno Stagno, Foreign Relations minister, and Marco Vinicio Ruiz, Commerce minister, will meet with Europe's foreign relations commissar, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, with the objective of unfreezing the negotiation process, which was paralyzed by the Honduran crisis.

C.A. Considering EU Negotiation Without Honduras

July 2009

Looking to not delay the final process of the negotiation, the region will analyze if they continue without the participation of Honduras.

The Guatemalan chancellor, Haroldo Rodas, spoke about the subject: "In the future, when its crisis is resolved, Honduras could rejoin".

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