In T&T: Guatemala, T&T talk trade

12 April 2012


Central American linkages set to expand, as Guatemala trade delegation “in Trinidad for first-round negotiations.”

Trinidad and Tobago has started negotiations with Guatemala for a partial scope trade agreement, in the hope of widening economic opportunities beyond regional and traditional markets.

A Guatemalan trade delegation, headed by Sonya Lainfiesta, is in Trinidad for first-round negotiations that began yesterday, and which will continue today and tomorrow. The Trinidad and Tobago delegation is headed by Ambassador Plenipotentiary with responsibility for Trade and Industry Mervyn Assam.

Assam’s team will travel to Guatemala from April 16 to 19, to continue the agreement.

At a press conference to officially launch the local round of negotiations yesterday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Port of Spain, Stephen Cadiz said: “The economic fundamentals are right, with a positive balance of trade for Trinidad and Tobago to Guatemala… (It) is an attractive market for local products.”

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