Costa Rica: Candidate Proposes More Trade with Central America

The presidential candidate Luis Guillermo Solis announced he will strengthen intraregional trade if he wins on April 6th.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

In a meeting with representatives from the Costa Rican Chamber of Food Industry (Cacia), Luis Guillermo Solís, presidential candidate of the Citizen Action Party, said that a new government would strengthen trade with Central America and the Caribbean.

Solis emphasized the willingness of the Chamber to promote trade in the region. "Cacia has a strong impact on Central American trade, it understands that the domestic market benefits domestic production and that this domestic market includes the rest of Central America and Caribbean countries as a commercial objective."

"We love the concept that the internal market is the Central American market. That's where we should focus our efforts and not on collecting free trade agreements with countries that it might be nicer to go to, but which do not impact us," said Jose Manuel Hernando, Speaker of the Chamber.

More on this topic

Costa Rica threatened by Politics

March 2014

Lack of clear leadership, internal chaos in the main political parties and parliamentary fragmentation are threatening Costa Rica's business climate.

Contradictory statements over the legal certainty of the project for a mega container port in Moin ($1 billion), made by the very probable next president of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solis, and the founder of his party (Citizen Action) and deputy chief of the legislative group, Otton Solis have generated understandable alarm in the business community.

Candidate Supports Extension of Rice Protection

February 2014

The center-right presidential candidate in Costa Rica says he would mantain the extension on the liberation of rice prices.

The presidential candidate of the Citizen Action Party, Luis Guillermo Solis said that a new government would keep the six month extension that has been ordered on the liberation of the price of rice.

Presidential Candidate in Costa Rica: NO to Signing of FTAs

February 2014

While the outgoing administration rushes through entry to the Pacific Alliance, one of the two possible next presidents is opposed to new treaties.  

In a meeting with the Chamber of Exporters, Luis Guillermo Solís, presidential candidate of the Citizen Action Party, said that if he wins the Presidency of the Republic in April, he will slow the signing and negotiation of new FTAs.

Costa Rica: Candidate Would Review Pacific Alliance Agreement

February 2014

The center-left candidate, Luis Guillermo Solís, would review the conditions to join the block if he wins on April 6th.

The presidential candidate of the Partido Acción Ciudadana, Luis Guillermo Solís, agrees with the industrial sector on the process of tariff reduction that Costa Rica would have to make in order to join the Pacific Alliance involves risks that should be considered carefully.

 close (x)

Receive more news about Exports & imports

Suscribe FOR FREE to CentralAmericaDATA EXPRESS.
The most important news of Central America, every day.

Type in your e-mail address:

* Al suscribirse, estará aceptando los terminos y condiciones

Gluten-free food business for sale

Operating Company dedicated to the manufacture of gluten-free and sugar-free products, OHNE brand.
The OHNE brand has 8 product lines: square bread, sweet...

Stock Indexes

(Apr 6)
Dow Jones
S&P 500


(Jan 25)
Brent Crude Oil
Coffee "C"