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02TEGUCIGALPA3346
2002-12-12 14:58:00
UNCLASSIFIED
Embassy Tegucigalpa
Cable title:  

HONDURAN REACTION TO U.S. PROPOSAL ON NON-

Tags:   ETRD  HO  USTR  WTRO 
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UNCLAS TEGUCIGALPA 003346 SIPDIS GENEVA FOR USTR/ADAMS USTR FOR ANDREA GASH E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: ETRD HO USTR WTRO SUBJECT: HONDURAN REACTION TO U.S. PROPOSAL ON NON- AGRICULTURAL TARIFFS REF: SECSTATE 243208 Per reftel request, on December 3, Post delivered demarche talking points on the U.S. proposal on non-agricultural tariffs to Minister of Industry and Commerce Norman Garcia and Vice Minister of Foreign Trade Irving Guerrero. In a meeting with Econcouns on December 9, Minister Garcia asked for more time to study the proposal before giving a reaction. Guerrero noted that unlike some other developing countries, Honduras' tariffs on non-agricultural products are rather low and Honduras does not export a high proportion of industrial goods. The GOH will be concentrating most on the WTO agriculture negotiations. Pierce