Guatemala: Entry Into Force of EU Agreement in December

The trade agreement between Guatemala and the European Union will enter into force provisionally on 1 December, authorities announced.

Monday, November 11, 2013

An article in Reuters reports that "Guatemalan exporters today welcomed the entry into force, on 1 December, of the trade pillar of the Association Agreement (AA) with the European Union (EU), a region with whom the country hopes to double product sales within five years."

" ... The Guatemalan Minister of Economy , Sergio de la Torre, said today at a press conference that now the matter will go to the Working Group of Latin America and the Caribbean of the EU to also be ratified and finally the Council of Ministers to confirm the validity of the trade pillar . "

" ... As of December 1, products such as sweet peas, shrimp, honey, fruits, ornamental plants, handicrafts , wood and wood products, clothing and textiles, footwear and glass, will be able to enter the European market with zero tariffs. "

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Guatemala: EU Agreement Will Be Effective starting December 1st

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From a press release by the Government of Panama:

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The country will ask the European Union to discuss the geographical designations in parallel so that the agreement can enter into force in December.

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From a press release from the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador:

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