Costa Rica clears constitutional hurdles for CAFTA
The Costa Rican Constitutional Court approved the last law project for the trade agreement by ruling that it does not have any defects.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Said law is the "Law that reforms several regulations for matters relating to intellectual property," known in the legal environment as "project 12" and which, according to the court, has constitutional foundation and procedures.
Yesterday at 6:28 pm lawmakers approved the last implementation law for the FTA in the first round of debate.
The Free Trade Agreement between with the United States remains in limbo as the Costa Rican Congress still has not ratified it.
The Legislative Assembly ratified the last bill pending to implement the Free Trade Agreement with the U.S. and Central America.
The final bill of law required for Costa Rica to join CAFTA was approved this morning at the Legislative Assembly.
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