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Trinidad, El Salvador to Begin Second Round of Trade Talks Next Month

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - December 16, 2013

Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Trinidad and Tobago and El Salvador will commence the second round of negotiations on a Partial Scope Trade Agreement between the two countries next month.

The talks, which will be held in Port of Spain, will take place from Jan. 20 to Jan. 24. the two sides will also negotiate a bilateral investment treaty and a tourism cooperation agreement.

Drafts of both agreements are now being considered by Trinidadian agencies including the Office of the Attorney General, the Ministry of Tourism, the Tourism Development Company, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment and the Tobago House of Assembly, according to a statement.

Trinidad and El Salvador held the first round of talks in El Salvador in October, led by Trinidad Ambassador Mervyn Assam.

Those talks focused on market access, rules of origin, trade remedies and other issues.

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