Chile helps Costa Rica with China FTA

Chilean experts are giving support to Costa Rican authorities to prepare for the FTA that the Government plans to begin negotiating with China in less than six months.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

During the visit of Chilean president, Michelle Bachelet, cooperation mechanism in place were reaffirmed, such as support for trade negotiations, said the Costa Rica minister of Foreign Trade, Marco Vinicio Ruiz.

The Chileans, who have experience in negotiating more than 50 FTA's with country from all over the world, have also advised Costa Rica in the Association Agreement process between Central America and the European Union.

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