Entrepreneurs in the printing industry are complaining about a bill being studied by the Assembly that would allow the state printer to provide services to third parties generating unfair competition in the sector.
The Bill to Strengthen the National Press being studied by the Standing Committee on Government and Administration would allow the institution to become "...
The fourth round of negotiations will not be the last, since the exclusion list of industrial products by Costa Rica clashes with Colombian aspirations for total exemption for industry.
According to an article in Nacion.com the Colombian chief negotiator, Javier Humberto Gamboa, had already warned on August 5, 2012, when the first round was completed that "No industrial product will be left out of this treaty. It is a Colombian position in force not only for Costa Rica, but for any negotiations, even with Korea. "
Denouncing sanitary risks and a lack of quality control in Chinese production, they are asking for the adoption of a Partial Agreement Accord and not a FTA.
Executives from diverse business chambers exchanged strong words in the discussion on this issue. In a press conference where the presidents of various industry chambers were present, including from the Cámara de Industrias de Costa Rica (CICR), Cámara Costarricense de la Industria Alimentaria (CACIA), Asociación Costarricense de la Industria Plástica, Asociación de la Metalurgia, and Asociación de la Industria Gráfica, “they denounced that the Department of Foreign Trade (Comex) did not address their requests or concerns despite that they have made their concerns known on various occasions."