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Stories that are tagged 'Central America'

Costa Rica Considers Higher Taxes On Foreign Truckers

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Costa Rican Government is to consider hiking taxes on foreign haulers. Read Full Story


South Korea, Central America Agree Free Trade Deal

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, November 17, 2016

On November 16, South Korea and the six Central American states – El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Costa Rica – agreed the details of a free trade agreement, according to an announcement from the South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. Read Full Story


El Salvador, Bolivia Conclude Second Round Of Trade Talks

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, July 22, 2016

El Salvador and Bolivia on July 20-21, 2016, held a second round of negotiations towards a Partial Scope Agreement that would lower tariffs on trade between the two countries. Read Full Story


Fiscal Reform Needed In LATAM, Caribbean, IDB Says

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Major fiscal reforms are needed in Latin America and the Caribbean due to pressures such as weak global growth and lower commodity prices, according to a report from the Inter-American Development Bank. Read Full Story


France To Urge G-20 To Push For New Tax Blacklist

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The French Government wants the G-20 to draw up a new blacklist of jurisdictions failing to meet international tax transparency standards. Read Full Story


El Salvador Supported In S Korea Free Trade Talks

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

El Salvador has been granted financial assistance to enable the nation to continue to engage in negotiations with other Central American states towards a free trade deal with South Korea. Read Full Story


Central America, South Korea Hold Third Round FTA Talks

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Central American states and South Korea began their third round of negotiations towards a free trade agreement on February 22, 2016. Read Full Story


El Salvador, Guatemala Make Progress On Trade Facilitation

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, February 19, 2016

El Salvador and Guatemala held a meeting on February 16, 2016, to advance their bilateral trade facilitation agenda, according to El Salvador's Ministry of Economy. Read Full Story


Honduras, Ecuador Progress Towards FTA

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Honduras and Ecuador held a second round of negotiations towards a free trade agreement between February 2 and 4, 2016, according to Ecuador's Ministry of Foreign Trade. Read Full Story


Swiss Gov't Recaps 2015 Tax Policy Breakthroughs

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Swiss Federal Council has released a report on the country's foreign policy achievements in 2015, which reflects on the tax and free trade agreements reached last year. Read Full Story




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