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Regional alliance to challenge new U.S. rules

Friday, May 23, 2014


The private sectors of Nicaragua, Honduras, Dominican Republic and Argentina will work together to face new U.S. regulations that would affect the countries' tobacco and peanut industries.

The U.S. government is planning to give its local peanut producers subsidies, a move that worries Central American producers as their exports could be affected.

Nicaragua, the second biggest cigar exporter to the the U.S., is concerned about new rules that seek to restrict machine-made cigars and set the price for premium cigars at $10 each.

Full story (in Spanish)