Mexico's trade with Nicaragua grows sixfold under 19998 accord

Trade between Mexico and Nicaragua has grown sixfold since a free trade agreement between the two countries came into force in 1998.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Eduardo Sojo, the Mexican economy minister, said that trade between the two countries amounted to US$550 million last year. Nicaragua is now Mexico's third trading partner in the region, he added.

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