Region Begins Fourth FTA Round with Mexico

Representatives of Mexico and Central America began negotiations, which will extend until Friday, February 4.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Negotiations will cover government procurement, market access, rules of origin and services, among other issues, explained Raul Trejo, Guatemalan Vice Minister of Economy.

"In addition, technicians across the Isthmus presented Mexico with a list of some products to be kept outside of the negotiation", noted

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