Honduras Would Limit Nicaraguan Dairy Imports

The Honduran government announced its intention to eliminate Nicaraguan dairy imports, in order to protect its national industry.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wilmer Fernández, president of the Nicaraguan Dairy Chamber (Canislan), told newspaper La Prensa that they haven't received any official communication on this topic.

"But he added that, if Honduras blocks Nicaraguan dairy exports, 'it would be violating Central American free trade regulations'".



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"... for the last eight years there have been continuous issues for Nicaraguan dairy products entering El Salvador, although exporting factories were certified by Salvadoran authorities", published El Nuevo Diario in its website. "This agreement is favorable for Nicaragua's dairy sector. It has to do with the analysis of merchandise at the border, with microbiological analysis and the need to pair Nicaraguan and Salvadoran sanitary processes...".

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Last week, El Salvador canceled import permits for Nicaraguan dairy products.

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From Nicaraguan newspaper El Nuevo Diario: "Each day, these companies gather 700 thousand liters of milk and process 218.750 pounds of cheese, production they cannot send to El Salvador, because permits have been cancellation by the country's agricultural ministry."

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