Guatemala Not Enthralled by Peru FTA

David Cristiani, Commerce vice minister, said the country's priorities are to finish pending negotiations.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The vice minister explained his country does not share Costa Rica's interest in negotiating an FTA with Peru in 2010.

"Information by Agence France-Presse revealed that Martín Pérez Monteverde, Peruvian Economy Minister, expressed to his Costa Rican homologous his country's interest in an Free Trade Agreement", reports Prensalibre.com.

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Third Round of Central America - Peru FTA Negotiation

February 2011

The third round of negotiations will take place form February 28 until March 4 in San José, Costa Rica.

The Costa Rican Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade commented they expect major advances in this round.

Costa Rica´s offer went from 52% of items readily available for Peruvian exports, to 65% for this week´s appointment, added the deputy minister.

Peru and Central America Analyze Potential FTA

September 2010

With the aim of making progress toward a free trade agreement (FTA), the region's Ministers for Trade are meeting with their Peruvian counterpart in the Panamanian capital.

Present at the meeting will be Honduras' Héctor Escalante, Costa Rica's Fernando Ocampo and El Salvador's Carlos Moreno, representing their respective countries, which have all expressed an interest in participating in the FTA negotiations with Peru.

Guatemala Will Negotiate FTA with Peru

September 2009

Rubén Morales, Economy Minister, affirmed that the country is interested in negotiating an agreement in 2010.

The ministry indicated that negotiations will be carried out after the ones scheduled for the association agreement between Central America and the European Union.

Peru Aims for FTA with Central America

September 2009

As a prelude for such negotiations, a trade mission composed by Peruvian authorities and businessmen will tour the region.

The group will visit El Salvador, Costa Rica and Guatemala.

Peruvian Embassy in El Salvador informed: "The objective of this visit is to resume Free Trade Agreement talks, which were started in 2008. Negotiations could begin in the first half of 2010", reported newspaper La Prensa Gráfica.

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