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. The Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement, along with parallel agreements on labour and environmental cooperation, will now undergo a legal review, after which it can be formally signed. 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 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.
The Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement, along with parallel agreements on labour and environmental cooperation, are currently undergoing legal review and once this has been completed, the Agreements will be formally signed and the final text will be released.
If you have any questions or comments about this initiative we would like to hear from you. Please contact:
Trade Negotiations I Division (TPE)
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2