Third Round of Central America - Peru FTA Negotiation

The third round of negotiations will take place form February 28 until March 4 in San José, Costa Rica.

Monday, February 28, 2011

The Costa Rican Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade commented they expect major advances in this round.

Costa Rica´s offer went from 52% of items readily available for Peruvian exports, to 65% for this week´s appointment, added the deputy minister.

"The trade agreement with the South American country is negotiated by Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Panama and it will be signed individually by each of the Central American countries," informs

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Costa Rican Industrials and Peru FTA

January 2011

Within negotiations framework on a possible FTA with Peru, the Industry Chamber of Costa Rica (ICRC) said the new trade agreements should be coupled with the strengthening of administration and promotion mechanisms in order to create potential opportunities for the industrial sector of Costa Rica.

Marco Meneses, President of the ICRC, stated the union´s position with respect to the round of FTA negotiations with the South American country, which are currently taking place in Panama, in a letter delivered to the Minister for Foreign Trade, Anabel Gonzalez, exhibited concern over the choice of partners enabling positive and mutually beneficial trading.

TLC Peru – Central America Talks Begin

January 2011

During this second round of talks the 14 chapters comprising the treaty will be discussed.

Francisco Alvarez De Soto, vice minister of International Trade Negotiations of Panama, told the press that given progress achieved during the first round, they expect to end discussion of important content this week and start the analysis of Annexes.

Peru and Central America Analyze Potential FTA

September 2010

With the aim of making progress toward a free trade agreement (FTA), the region's Ministers for Trade are meeting with their Peruvian counterpart in the Panamanian capital.

Present at the meeting will be Honduras' Héctor Escalante, Costa Rica's Fernando Ocampo and El Salvador's Carlos Moreno, representing their respective countries, which have all expressed an interest in participating in the FTA negotiations with Peru.

Guatemala Not Enthralled by Peru FTA

September 2009

David Cristiani, Commerce vice minister, said the country's priorities are to finish pending negotiations.

The vice minister explained his country does not share Costa Rica's interest in negotiating an FTA with Peru in 2010.

"Information by Agence France-Presse revealed that Martín Pérez Monteverde, Peruvian Economy Minister, expressed to his Costa Rican homologous his country's interest in an Free Trade Agreement", reports

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