• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Banana Producers To Seek Solutions in January

December 24, 2004

BRUSSELS – Latin America’sbanana-producing countries will meet inlate January in Ecuador in an attempt toform a united front regarding the potentialtariff changes proposed by the EuropeanUnion, diplomatic sources said last week.The sources said the meeting wouldmost likely take place Jan. 16 or 17, inQuito or Guayaquil.The European Union is conductingbilateral negotiations with Latin Americannations as it considers a new “tariff-only”regimen.Such a system would eliminate quotascurrently restricting the entrance ofbananas to Europe.As part of the proposed change, theE.U. seeks to increase tariffs on bananasto 230 euros (approximately $306) perton, beginning in 2006. Currently, LatinAmerican banana producers pay 75 euros($100) per ton until the set quotas areexceeded, after which they pay 680 euros($900) per ton.Trade leaders from Latin America, andCosta Rica in particular, have protestedthe proposed change and argued the tariffhike is discriminatory, since it would notapply to banana-producing countries inAfrica, the Caribbean and the Pacific (TT,Dec. 3).

You may be interested

Sponsored content
14 views

Lottery Fever Soars Across the Globe in Hopes to Win $1 Billion Jackpot in Mega Millions, Try Your Luck from Costa Rica

The Lotter - January 21, 2021

The Mega Millions jackpot could soon set a new record as online lottery play drives up ticket sales. Residents of…

Panama begins Covid-19 vaccinations
Latin America
1866 views
Latin America
1866 views

Panama begins Covid-19 vaccinations

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - January 21, 2021

Nurse Violeta Gaona on Wednesday received in her left arm the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 in Panama,…

KLM suspending long-haul flights due to Covid policies, report says
Costa Rica
2547 views
Costa Rica
2547 views

KLM suspending long-haul flights due to Covid policies, report says

The Tico Times - January 21, 2021

Dutch airline KLM will suspend all of its 270 weekly long-haul flights from the Netherlands starting Friday, according to a…