China Won't Negotiate Sugar with Costa Rica

China has an adamant stand against the entry of Costa Rican sugar to its market, in the negotiations for the Free Trade Agreement.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


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Although this may not completely exclude the product from the treaty, it might complicate the negotiation, said Marco Ruiz, Costa Rican Trade Minister.

"From the beginning, Costa Rica wanted the entrance of this product, together with others like coffee and processed juices", reported newspaper La Prensa Libre.

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In this round both parties expect to close a number of chapters, including national treatment, food health measures, intellectual property and cooperation.

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