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Korea Begins FTA Talks With Central American States

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

South Korea and six Central American nations launched the first round of negotiations towards a free trade agreement on September 21, 2015, according to an announcement from South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy. Read Full Story


Niger Is First LDC To Ratify Trade Facilitation Agreement

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Monday, August 10, 2015

Niger has become the twelfth WTO member and the first least developed country to ratify the World Trade Organization's Trade Facilitation Agreement. Read Full Story


Mercosur To Establish New Economic Zone

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, August 4, 2014

Latin American trade bloc Mercosur discussed at its 46th Summit on July 29, 2014, proposals to create an economic zone with the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America, Petrocaribe, and the Caribbean Community. Read Full Story


Costa Rica, Panama FTA With EFTA To Take Force

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A free trade agreement between the European Free Trade Association states – Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland – and Costa Rica and Panama will enter into force shortly, after ratification procedures were completed by all parties. Read Full Story


10 IGAs Join 'In Substance' FATCA List Just Before July 1

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, July 7, 2014

Ten further foreign jurisdictions were included by the United States Treasury in its latest monthly list, issued on July 1, 2014, as having reached agreements in substance on June 30, 2014, on the terms of intergovernmental agreements under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Read Full Story


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


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


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


EU Trade Deal With Honduras, Nicaragua And Panama Operational

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, August 5, 2013

The European Commission has said that a trade deal with Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama will open up markets and create a stable business and investment relationship. Read Full Story



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