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Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

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Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Canada Is Negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with Honduras

On February 11, 2011, Canada's Minister of International Trade announced that Canada is pursuing free trade agreement negotiations with Honduras. Canada and Honduras agreed to pursue bilateral negotiations toward a free trade agreement in October 2010. Canadian officials are beating the cold winter during the week of February 14, 2011 and starting a negotiating round in Honduras.

Canada has been engaged in discussion with the Central American 4 (Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador) for nine years.

For more information, please use the following link to the February 11, 2011 news release - http://www.international.gc.ca/media_commerce/comm/news-communiques/2011/063.aspx

The United States has entered into the CAFTA-DR, which includes Honduras. Honduras has entered into regional trading arrangements with (1) Mexico, (2) Panama, and (3) El Salvador and Taiwan. In addition, since 1961, Honduras has been a member of the Central American Common Market (CACM), which is a customs union under GATT Article XXIV (which includes Costa Rica (as of 1962), Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala). For more information, please go to the World Trade Organization RTA gateway - http://rtais.wto.org/UI/PublicSearchByMemberResult.aspx?enc=bUbyxPA3Wob5pG8+pdmN/7m/hxXn/eaBGCiYN+SavJvApGaPgj2dxQOKBGDO+YuH6/1sd40unAoH4zItW7KaL+BFiyvJyGBUE+zH59a40jg=

 

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