Foreign Trade: What Should Central America Focus on?
Mar-10-21 | Unless intra-regional trade in chemical contents and residues, micronutrients and food preparations is regulated in a balanced manner, trade relations in Central America could face obstacles in the future.
Natural Disasters Disrupt Regional Trade
Nov-20-20 | Due to the tropical storms Eta and Iota, severe damage has been reported to the road network in Central American countries, and some border posts in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador have been suspended.
Virtual Business Roundtable with Chinese Companies
Nov-12-20 | From November 25 to December 4, 2020, the "China-Central America and South Pacific International Trade Digital Exhibition" will be held, a virtual event in which more than 600 Chinese companies will exhibit their products to companies in the region.
Blocks and Costs to the Region
Oct-6-20 | The protests in Costa Rica, which affect vehicle circulation in the country and border crossings, will have a short-term impact on intraregional trade and cargo transport costs.
Peripheral Customs Begin to Operate
Sep-30-20 | As of October 1st, Guatemala and Honduras will begin operating three Peripheral Customs Offices, areas that will simplify procedures and allow free community mobility between both countries.
More Technical Solutions, Less Policy
Sep-28-20 | Once Panama blocked the entry of animal products from Costa Rica, discussions at the technical level progressed, but when the issue was brought to the political arena, the process to solve the trade conflict stalled.
Fishing Sector: Opportunities for the Region
Sep-16-20 | The growing uncertainty about the safety of seafood products exported from China, one of the world's leading producers, could represent an opportunity for Central American countries to gain some insight into the global market.
Investing to Ensure Competitiveness
Sep-9-20 | In order to ensure the supply of drinking water supply to half of the Panamanian population for the next 50 years, achieve water sustainability in its operations and guarantee its competitiveness, the Panama Canal will invest $2 billion.
Movements in Regional Commercial Chess
Aug-24-20 | The blockade to the entrance of products of animal origin coming from Costa Rica to the Panamanian market, has derived in a commercial conflict in which both countries have their share of responsibility, since the authorities of both nations advocate for protectionist measures.
Food Labelling: Changes for Exporting to Mexico
Jul-30-20 | As of October this year, the U.S. country will begin one of the phases of implementation of the new front labeling on food and non-alcoholic beverages, under the Labeling Law NOM-051 of the Ministry of Health.
Panama to Speed Up Trade with Mexico
Jul-24-20 | Upon the signing of Decision No. 3 of the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries, a scheme will be established in early September to simplify the issuance of Certificates of Origin, based on current technologies.
Cargo Transport: Controversy Continues
Jul-14-20 | In response to the restrictions applied to Costa Rican pilots, who are prevented from leaving with cargo from Panama, since July 14 Costa Rica has not allowed trucks with Panamanian plates to leave carrying goods.
Cargo Transport: More Disagreement
Jul-10-20 | Arguing that it is not allowed to leave with cargo from the rest of the countries in the region, Costa Rican transporters are protesting at the border between Costa Rica and Panama, and are asking the authorities to apply reciprocal measures.
Panama - South Korea FTA Confirmed
Jul-9-20 | The Panamanian Assembly approved in third debate the bill 305, which ratifies the Free Trade Agreement between the Asian country and the Central American region.
Cargo Transport: Guatemala Applies Reciprocal Measures
Jun-9-20 | Because Costa Rica has imposed several restrictions on the movement of goods entering its territory, the Guatemalan government announced that it will apply reciprocal measures to Costa Rican transporters from June 9.
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