UE Agreement Postponed Until September

Commerce authorities from El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica decided to resume negotiations in September.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Guatemala's Economic Minister, Rubén Morales, informed that if the Honduran political crisis is not resolved by September, they will consider resuming negotiations without the country, and letting Honduras rejoin later.

Newspaper Prensa Libre published in its website: "The official added that, for the moment, the 4 countries will coordinate actions, to define negotiation topics regarding specific products".

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Panama Incorporated to EU-CA Negotiation

February 2010

The Central American countries, with the exception of Nicaragua, accepted the incorporation of Panama in the negotiation for an Association Agreement with the European Union.

At a meeting in Panama, the chancellors of SICA countries (Central American Integration System) signed a document in which they acknowledge that the incorporation of Panama to the agreement will help increase the goods and services offered by the region.

Central America Will Study EU Agreement

July 2009

Next week in Costa Rica, the countries of the region will define their negotiation strategy with the European Union.

The meeting will take place at the Central American Integration Secretary, known in Spanish as Sieca.

"Ministers will define if the region continues negotiations without Honduras.

Central America to make new offer to the EU

December 2008

The countries of Central America already made an offer of 90% of the tariff items that they will allow the European Union.

According to the Guatemalan vice minister of Foreign Trade, Ruben Morales, the negotiating teams from the region agreed to the 90% of the items as required by the EU at a private meeting that was held for one week in Guatemala.

Central American negotiators meet before heading to Brussels

November 2008

The technical teams will meet in Guatemala next week to come up with a consensus for the proposal that they will take to the sixth round of negotiations.

The main negotiators and the technical teams will meet from November 24 to 28 to try to establish their main positions for the sixth round of negotiations, which will be held in Brussels, Belgium, from December 8 to 12.

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