Free movement of goods between El Salvador and Guatemala

Starting next week both countries will eliminate their borders to allow for the movement of merchandise and people, as a part of the integration process.

Friday, January 16, 2009 reports: "Both countries "will declare the territories free for the movement of people and merchandise" in order to create a joint customs, said Antonio Saca, in the presence of his counterparts from Central America. The head of state expects that Nicaragua and Honduras will be the next to follow suit but did not give a date.

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Free Movement of Goods Between Honduras and Guatemala

February 2015

The agreement between the two governments states that as of December 15, 2015 customs offices at common borders will suspend their tax functions and allow the free movement of goods and people.

From a statement issued by the Government of Guatemala:

64 years after having started the process of Central American integration, the presidents of Guatemala, Otto Pérez Molina, and Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez, signed a historic agreement for a customs union between the two nations today, from which it is expected that economic growth of 15% will be produced in the short term. The agreement aims to eliminate the three land crossings on the borders of the two countries.

Nicaragua Joins Central American Customs Union

September 2009

Next Friday Nicaragua will join the Customs Union, whose current members are El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

Haroldo Rodas, Guatemalan Chancellor, remarked that Nicaragua's adhesion to the Union will foster trade between the countries of the region, and improve the environment for negotiating the Association Agreement with the European Union.

Honduras is Now Part of the Customs Union

May 2009

The agreement allows the free movement of some 6,200 products, 94% of the trade between the three countries involved, Guatemala, El Salvador and now Honduras.

The three nations have almost 70% of the trade within the region, which in 2008 reached $6.4 billion. published: "The agreement excludes the trade of sugar, unroasted and roasted coffee, petroleum products, alcohol and distilled alcoholic beverages due to the countries’ protective measures, officials said."

Guatemala and El Salvador call for customs union

January 2009

At the same time that they are making the final step in the elimination of the border for the passage of goods, both countries are calling on the rest of Central America to do the same.

The article in says that "In Central America, El Salvador and Guatemala have led the customs unification process, which has been contemplated and pushed for since 2003 in the region." ...

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