Costa Rica sets long-term goal of boosting trade with Andes

Costa Rica is looking to hold trade negotiations in the future with Peru and Colombia, Trade Minister Marco Vinicio Ruiz said. But first the United States will have to ratify its free trade accord with Colombia, he added.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Once trade agreements are in place between the US and Peru and Colombia, Costa Rica will seek to benefit from common rules of origin. "But that's a long-term plan and we're going to send out a few feelers first," said Ruiz, who added: "These are important opportunities in South America."

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