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Europe-Central America accord comes into effect

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The association agreement between Central America and Europe came into effect today.

However, three Central American countries will be temporarily left out due to problems with rules of origin on Italian cheeses with Costa Rica and El Salvador, as well as delays in Guatemala's ratification of the accord.

Meanwhile, Nicaragua, Honduras and Panama will immediately have access to the European market of more than 500 million consumers.

Full story (in Spanish)