Guatemala: EU Agreement Will Be Effective starting December 1st

The Council of the European Union has approved Guatemala's application to the trade pillar of the Association Agreement with Central America.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

From a press release by the Government of Panama:

The Council of the European Union met today at its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, and confirmed the implementation of the Trade pillar of the Association Agreement between this institution and Guatemala starting December 1st.

Deputy Minister of Economy, Maria Luisa Flores, reported that this represents an important step in the Guatemalan economy. "We are very pleased that we have received information from our embassy in Brussels confirming that the Trade Pillar of the Association Agreement will enter into force in our country on 1 December. It is excellent news for the productive sector, for all exporters and Guatemala. "



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