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Central America | Madrid, 18 May 2010

Trade negotiations of EU-Central America Association Agreement concluded

The EU and Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama) have finalised the negotiations on the trade pillar of the Association Agreement. The result was achieved following an intensive negotiation process, which resulted in an agreement on 18 May 2010. The trade Ministers of Central America and the EU express their full satisfaction with the outcome, which will result in an ambitious, comprehensive and balanced trade pillar of the Association Agreement. The negotiations will formally be concluded by EU and Central America Heads of State at their Summit Meeting on 19 May.