Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to establish single treaty with Mexico

Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador present Mexico with the proposal regarding rules of origin that will unite the FTA's that those countries have with Mexico into a single bilateral agreement.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Honduran Minister of Trade, Fredy Cerrato, explained that the technical work to unite the commercial agreements and create the Northern Triangle between Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador and Mexico will begin in full in the first quarter of 2009.

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Guatemala: Businessmen Seeking to Ratify FTA with Mexico

June 2012

Representatives of the Mexican Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce (Camex) are urging the passage by Congress of the Free Trade Agreement signed in November 2011.

Arturo Soto, president of Camex said that the entry into force of the FTA, which will lower tariffs on 98% of exported products, will generate an increase in bilateral trade, adding that "it is time to get it approved."

Unified FTA with Mexico In October 2011

August 2011

October is expected to see the unification into a single trade agreement of the treaties that Mexico has signed with Nicaragua, Costa Rica and the Northern Triangle (Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador).

The announcement was made by Bernardo Mendez, director of economic affairs at the Embassy of Mexico in El Salvador.

Honduras: Coffee, Cigarettes and Wire for Mexico

August 2011

The Honduran government is trying to include these products in the FTA with the Aztec nation.

Melvin Redondo, from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, SIC, told Laprensa.hn that "this treaty is not new, we are working on a convergence (of existing agreements). Mexico already has free trade agreements: one with the AC-3, consisting of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, another with Costa Rica and one with Nicaragua.

Mexico – Guatemala TLC on Hold

February 2011

The fourth round of talks ended without progress on free market access to Mexico of Guatemalan coffee and bananas.

Guatemala offered Mexico to open its market for cars, but failed to open the market for its coffee and bananas.

"Raul Trejo, vice minister of Foreign Trade, said that the first proposal exchange with Mexico was done, but it stalled because they cannot meet the demands presented.

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