Costa Rican lawmakers study last CAFTA plan

Members of the committee on Constitutional Consultation began to review the analysis of the ruling by the Constitutional Court on the last project of the CAFTA implementation agenda.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The committee on Constitutional Consultation has 48 hours to present a report on how they plan to resolve the defects and flaws detected by the Court.

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Costa Rican Constitutional Court stops last CAFTA law project

September 2008

The Courts declared the last process of the CAFTA implementation agenda project illegal, stopping its progress in the Legislative Assembly

The resolution by magistrates stops the processing of the plan which would reform several laws that have to do with intellectual property and the law on biodiversity.

Costa Rica clears constitutional hurdles for CAFTA

October 2008

The Costa Rican Constitutional Court approved the last law project for the trade agreement by ruling that it does not have any defects.

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.

Costa Rica will ask for an extension on CAFTA without a deadline

September 2008

Costa will ask the United States this week for an extension without a deadline to approve the last law required for CAFTA to come into force.

"I will see if they accept that when we make the pertinent modifications, which the Constitutional Court recommended, the commercial agreement will finally come into force," declared Oscar Arias, President of Costa Rica, in statements published in the La Prensa Libre newspaper.

Costa Rica: New extension of CAFTA until December 31

October 2008

The US and other FTA partners granted 3 months more so that Costa Rica can complete the approval of the projects and regulations needed in order to bring the trade agreement into force.

The new extension was made official yesterday on the last day provided, so that the efforts of the Government and its allies in favor of CAFTA would not go to waste.

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