Unification of Trade Agreements with Mexico

Central American countries seek to harmonize three different FTAs that have been signed with Mexico.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The basis for the new Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will be that signed most recently between the Aztec nation and the group of countries known as the North Triangle (Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador). Adjustments will be made reflecting current conditions and requirements of all countries in the isthmus.

Costa Rica and Nicaragua have separate FTAs signed with Mexico.

The article in Elfinanciero.com.mx highlights that in the discussions, to be concluded by Wednesday, "the Central American negotiators are analyzing access to markets, rules of origin, conflict resolution and how to faciliate trade while at the same time removing as many exceptions in the different agreements".

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