Background and Negotiations

At the 20 June 2005 meeting of Foreign Ministers of MERCOSUR (composed of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) and Panama, the Parties set out a work programme. The first technical meeting took place in April 2006. The Parties exchanged information leading to an evaluation of the possibility of launching negotiations towards a trade agreement. A second meeting was planned for the second semester of 2006.

Documents relating to the negotiations
26 April 2006 Buenos Aires, Argentina. Aide mémoire of the first technical meeting between MERCOSUR and Panama Spanish PDF format New
20 June 2005

Asunción, Paraguay. Joint Communiqué of the Ministers of Foreign Relations of MERCOSUR and Panama Spanish PDF format

Source: Subsecretaría de Política y Gestión Comercial, Dirección Nacional de Polítical Comercial Externa de Argentina


Recent Developments
New  April 2006. First MERCOSUR-Panama technical meeting