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Croatia On Track To Join EU-Central America FTA

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Officials from nations party to the European Union-Central America Association Agreement met on May 12-13 to discuss Croatia's inclusion in the agreement. Read Full Story


Guatemala Delays Entry Into Force Of Transfer Pricing Rules

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, January 31, 2014

Through Article 27 of Decree No 19/2013, Guatemala has postponed again the introduction of its new transfer pricing rules. These will not now be effective before January 1, 2015. Read Full Story


EU Trade Deal With Guatemala Comes Into Force

by Mike Godfrey,, New York

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

All trade barriers between the European Union and Guatemala will be lifted as of December 01, 2013, when the trade pillar of the EU-Central America Association Agreement comes into force. Read Full Story


OECD Reveals Global Forum Compliance Rankings

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has ranked 50 countries and jurisdictions according to their compliance with international information exchange standards. Read Full Story


EU Trade Deal With Costa Rica, El Salvador Now Operational

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Central American economies could benefit to the tune of EUR2.5bn a year once an Association Agreement with the European Union is fully in force. Read Full Story


Guatemala Opts Into Central American FTA With Mexico

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, September 5, 2013

It has been announced that, as Guatemala has now approved its participation in the free trade agreement between Mexico and the other Central American countries – Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua – the agreement entered into full effect on September 1, 2013. Read Full Story


IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation With Guatemala

by Mike Godfrey,, New York

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund concluded the Article IV Consultation with Guatemala on July 25, 2013, noting positive developments since the 2012 Article IV Consultation. Read Full Story


FDI In Latin America And Caribbean Hits Record High

Mike Godfrey,, New York

Monday, June 24, 2013

In 2012, Latin America and the Caribbean received a record USD173.4bn of foreign direct investment (6.7 percent more than in 2011), despite an external context characterized by shrinking FDI flows worldwide, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. Read Full Story


Guatemala Challenges Peruvian Import Duty

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Guatemala has requested consultations with Peru to better establish whether to challenge, at World Trade Organization-level, an additional duty being imposed by Peru on imports of certain agricultural goods. Read Full Story


EFTA-Central America Free Trade Talks Nearing Completion

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The European Free Trade Association - comprising Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Iceland - has announced that it made substantial progress during a sixth round of negotiations, held on February 12-15, 2013 in Geneva, towards a free trade agreement with four Central American states. Read Full Story



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