Nicaraguan Dairy Products Facing Problems in El Salvador

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

Friday, July 24, 2009

Such measures are costing the sector daily losses of $250.000, according to 10 milk companies from the Central zone of Nicaragua.

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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Authorities from both countries have signed an agreement to put an end to the dispute over dairy exports from Honduras to El Salvador.

The agreement will mean the opening up of borders and acknowledgement of Central American technical regulations. Implementation will be immediate so that trade can go back to normal.

El Salvador Withdraws Restrictions for Nicaraguan Dairy Products

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The agreement grants permission to all Nicaraguan factories that had historically exported to El Salvador.

Additionally, starting August 10, plants that don't have their permits up to date will be reinspected.

"... 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...".

Nicaragua to seek agreement with El Salvador concerning milk

January 2009

The president of the Nicaraguan Diary Sector Chamber said that the obstacles set up by El Salvador for diary products is a recurrent problem.

Elnuevodiario.com.ni reports: "He added that Salvadorans are not recognizing certificates issued the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Mag-For, and they are imposing quotas on Nicaraguan cheese processors; these are two situations which violate the

Seminar in Honduras for milk sector in Central America

December 2008

The workshop was held on December 1 and 2 and the objective was to analyze sector polices that are being developed in the various countries.

It was organized by the Pan-American Milk Federation (FEPALE), and the Central American Milk Federation (FEDCALAC), the Secretariat of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG), and the purpose was to create an exchange of information and to establish a series of coordinated actions among the Ministries of Agriculture in Central America.

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