June 28, 2006
Spanish tuna producer said it will fire 600 workers in El Salvador after th
Spanish tuna producer said it will fire 600 workers in El Salvador after the country lost preferential access to the European market, forcing it to halve the number of shifts operating at its facilities. The tuna will be subject to a 20.5 percent tariff because El Salvador has refused to comply with all World Trade Organization rules. The government is trying to negotiate with the European Union but the Spanish company does not believe it will be successful.