Nicaraguan Bean Loses U.S. Market

Given the restrictive measures taken by Nicaragua, bean exporters announced the total loss of the U.S. market.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The president of the Association of Producers and Exporters of Nicaragua (APEN), Enrique Zamora, said that an inability to comply with current signed contracts, "U.S. buyers have turned their back to Nicaragua and are looking for beans in other countries," states

Exporters have complained on several occasions of non-tariff barriers, arguing that they are unjustified and are causing serious economic damage to traders and processors, who have been forced to cancel contracts with international buyers.

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January 2012

Nicaraguan producers say that despite government promises, there are still barriers to exporting about 25 million quintals of good quality grain.

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January 2012

The National Bean Commision of the Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Nicaragua (APEN) has requested the government of Nicaragua to lift the barriers imposed two weeks ago on the export of beans, which have brought losses to producers.

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July 2010

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