Nicaragua and Ecuador Negotiate FTA

The negotiations were opened in Managua with delegations present from both governments.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Seven rounds of negotiations are planned due to culminate in June 2011.

The free trade agreement (FTA) with Ecuador seeks to, "build closer commercial ties between the two nations," said the Nicaraguan president, Daniel Ortega.

"The main products Nicaragua exports to Ecuador are denim fabrics, corrugated paper or card, rum and sugar cane liquors," reports Lajornada.

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Nicaragua and Ecuador Resume FTA Talks

July 2011

From 28 July, representatives from the Ecuadorian government will hold meetings with their counterparts in Nicaragua.

The trade agreement, which has been under negotiation for a year, seeks to encourage "trade complementarity", said Pablo Porras from the Ecuadorian embassy in Managua.

Nicaragua - Ecuador FTA by November

September 2010

The countries expect to sign a trade agreement in November in order to complement each others markets.

In the first round of negotiations held in Quito, Ecuador, the main subjects of mutual interest were analyzed. The second round of talks is scheduled for October in Managua, Nicaragua.

Panama - Nicaragua FTA signed

January 2009

The presidents of Nicaragua and Panama signed the FTA protocol which will cover at least 90% of the products from their countries. reports: "Nicaragua finally got Panama to allow a small amount of Nicaraguan beef into its market, removing the main obstacle that was hindering the negotiation of the the FTA.

FTA between Panama and Nicaragua for 2009

December 2008

After six years of negotiations, Nicaragua and Panama will signed the FTA treat next January

The accord contemplates an export quota for Nicaraguan beef (1,500 metric tones) with a grow rate of seven percent and the removal of tariffs for a 10 year term.

Coffee, arts and crafts, milk, butter, yogurt, fresh fruits and vegetables will have have an immediate zero tarriffs for these products

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