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Time for Menendez to stand against TPP for the sake of Latinos nationwide
The TPP would displace 1.2 million workers across Mexico and the Caribbean and nearly 170,000 in the US, according to Mary O’Rourke, an industry analyst.
Central America fears textile losses of $6bn to TPP
Central America is increasingly nervous about Vietnam’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks, with some experts claiming its inclusion could bring losses of around $6bn to its bread-winning textiles and apparel sector.
Association Agreement between EU and Central America close to completion
Guatemala, the only country that does not have a treaty in place to implement the deal, is finalizing the procedures to apply on December 1st.
Guatemala opts into Central American FTA with Mexico
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 effect on September 1, 2013.
EU-Central America agreement : International statement
European and Latin-American networks reiterate their recommendations to the European Union and its Member States, in view of the imminent provisional implementation of the commercial pillar of the Association Agreement with con Honduras, Panama and Nicaragua
Association Agreement between EU and Central America enters into effect after ratification by El Salvador
With the recent ratification by the Salvadorean members of the House of Representatives, the Association Agreement between Central America and the European Union (EU) will enter into effect on August 1st. The agreement has been strongly rejected by social organizations.
Regional free trade agreement with Mexico enters into force
A free trade agreement between Central America and Mexico entered into force this week, the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Ministry (COMEX) reported on Monday.
En mon nom, ne le ratifiez pas!
Signe et envoie une lettre à tes député(e)s européen(ne)s pour exprimer ton refus face à la ratification des Accords de Libre Echange et des Accords d΄Association entre l΄Union européenne et la Colombie, le Pérou et l΄Amérique centrale.
In my name, don’t ratify!
Sign and send a letter to your MEPs to reject the ratification of the Free Trade Agreements and Association Agreements between the European Union and Colombia, Perú and Central America.
EU, Central American countries sign Association Agreement
The European Union and six Central American countries — Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama —on Friday signed a comprehensive Association Agreement which also includes an ambitious trade component.
Central America and the EU - An asymmetric agreement
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama will face major challenges when the Association Agreement to be signed in late June with the European Union, including commitments on trade, political dialogue and cooperation, comes into effect.
Mexico, CentAm to sign single FTA
Mexico and the five countries in Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua) are expected to sign a Single Free Trade Agreement on Nov. 22, El Salvador’s Ministry of Economy announced.
The view from Europe: Central America, Europe and the Caribbean
Little has been said about how the Caribbean, Central America and eventually almost all of Latin America will in a matter of years be competing directly in Europe, writes David Jessop
Karel De Gucht European Commissioner for Trade on the EU’s trade relations with Central America
"This is a case of ‘Buy one, get 26 for free’ – and surely you are businessmen enough to know how good a deal that is."
Central American integration —and militarization
Representatives of the governments of Mexico and the Central American countries wrapped up a fifth round of talks on a regional free trade agreement last week. The negotiations took place in Mexico City, with the next round of talks to be held in August in El Salvador.
Mexico declares progress in FTA talks with C. America
Mexico said Sunday the fifth round of negotiations for forming a single free trade agreement (FTA) with Central America ended with important progress on various issues.
Central America: Big fish eat the small fish
Thousands of small-scale fishers in Central America are fighting for survival in the face of free trade deals, transnational corporations, mega tourism projects and pollution that is harming marine life.
Nicaragua joins Chile-Central America FTA
Nicaragua joined on Tuesday the Free Trade Agreement between Chile and Central America, seeking to promote exports bound for the South American country.
Peru, Central America to hold second round of FTA negotiations
The second round of free trade agreement negotiations between Peru and Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Panama will take place from January 17 to 21 in Panama City.
Peru, Central America hold first round of FTA negotiations
The first round of FTA negotiations between Peru and Central American countries (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Panama) takes place this week in Lima.