Regional Plan for Use of AA with EU

FECAEXCA has submitted a regional strategy for the Association Agreement to be an effective tool of investment, business and employment generation.

Friday, September 13, 2013

From a press release issued by the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (Agexport):

Central American exporters meeting in the Federation of Chambers and Associations of exporters from Central America and the Dominican Republic, FECAEXCA, has delivered to its governmental and private initiative authorities a regional strategy for the Association Agreement to be an effective tool for investment, business and generating employment for regional countries.

The strategy, designed to have regional benefit, and outlined in the document: Opportunities for Partnership Agreement with the European Union, is the result of an investigation and analysis of the behavior over the last five years of Central American exports to Europe, made by each of the chambers and FECAEXCA member associations, and has the aim of identifying the outlook of the European market for key export sectors in the region.



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