Canada - Honduras Free Trade Agreement
On August 12, 2011, Prime Minister Harper announced the conclusion of negotiations toward a Canada-Honduras free trade agreement. The announcement was made during an official visit to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, by Prime Minister Harper. (See News Release: PM announces conclusion of free trade negotiations with Honduras)
On November 5, 2013, Minister Fast and his Honduran counterpart signed the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement. The parallel agreements on labour cooperation and environmental cooperation were also signed. (See News Release: Minister Fast Signs Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement as Canada Secures Full Market Access for Beef and Pork)
Following signature, the agreements will be debated in the Canadian Parliament and Honduran Congress, and following approval by these legislative bodies, the agreements can come into force.
The Canada-Honduras Economic Growth and Prosperity Act was introduced into Parliament on January 28, 2014. (See News Release: Harper Government Introduces Legislation to Implement Free Trade Agreement with Honduras)
On June 19, 2014, the Canada-Honduras Economic Growth and Prosperity Act received Royal Assent. (See News Release: Canada-Honduras Economic Growth and Prosperity Act Receives Royal Assent)
The Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement and parallel agreements on labour and environmental cooperation will enter into force on October 1, 2014. (See News Release: Canada and Honduras Mark Latest Milestone in Implementing Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement)
The free trade agreement with Honduras will strengthen the commercial relationship between Canada and Honduras. It will benefit Canadian businesses and workers in regions across the country and in many sectors of the Canadian economy, including agriculture, professional services, value added food processing and manufacturing, as well as commodity- and resource-based industries.
For more information on these negotiations, please see additional background information.
- Text of the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement
- Agreement on Labour Cooperation Between Canada and the Republic of Honduras
- Agreement on Environmental Cooperation Between Canada and the Republic of Honduras
- Fact Sheet - Honduras
- Embassy of Canada to Honduras
- Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras
- Export Development Canada – Honduras Profile
- Global Commerce Strategy
- Final Environmental Assessment of the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement Negotiations
If you have any questions or comments about this initiative we would like to hear from you. Please contact Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada:
Trade Negotiations I Division (TPE)
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2
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