Advances in Guatemala – El Salvador customs union

Foreign Trade and Integration Deputy Ministers Enrique Lacs, of Guatemala, and Luz Estrella Rodríguez, of El Salvador, met from 7 to 11 November 2016 in the fourth round of negotiations to discuss regulations on integrated controls and procedures for border posts between the two countries (Central America Data). Negotiation teams discussed customs, migration, security and health measures (El Economista). The Guatemala-El Salvador customs union represents part of a plan that came out of a June 2016 meeting of the Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana to move towards a regional customs union for Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Belize and Panama (El Economista).