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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