Costa Rican industrial leaders question FTA with China
The Costa Rican Chamber of Industry warned that they have grave doubts with regard to the FTA with China saying it would be preferable to enter into a partial agreement.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Juan Maria Gonzalez, President of the Chamber indicated that China's interest in Costa Rica is not commercial, but rather geopolitical and that when these two plans mix results are not good.
In the negotiations for a FTA, Costa Rica renounced to applying safeguard and anti-dumping measures to China.
The country would request excluding products from the Free Trade Agreement only in very justifiable cases.
Costa Rica hopes use the FTA with China to capture production investment from Chinese companies which will export their products throughout Central America
Costa Rican businesses demand that regional common market be strengthened.
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