Costa Rica Could Enter AA with EU in October

The Trade Policy Committee of the Council of the European Union has recommended the entry into force of the agreement with Costa Rica on 1st of October.

Friday, September 20, 2013

From a press release by the Ministry of Foreign Trade (Comex):

The Trade Policy Committee of the Council of the European Union, composed of the appropriate Ministries of the Member States agreed today to recommend the entry into force for Costa Rica of the Association Agreement between Central America and the European Union (CAAA). The decision is an important step towards achieving the enforcement of this agreement from October 1.

"The entry into force of the CAAA is essential for Costa Rican exports to be able to enter the European market under favorable conditions. We have conducted intense political efforts in order to achieve this outcome and will continue working to achieve its implementation," said the Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica, Anabel Gonzalez.



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The Council of the European Union has approved Guatemala's application to the trade pillar of the Association Agreement with Central America.

From a press release by the Government of Panama:

The Council of the European Union met today at its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, and confirmed the implementation of the Trade pillar of the Association Agreement between this institution and Guatemala starting December 1st.

Costa Rica: EU Agreement in Effect From October

September 2013

The Council of the European Union has approved Costa Rica's entry into the Association Agreement between Central America and the European Union.

From a press release by the Ministry of Foreign Trade (Comex):

The European Union Council today unanimously approved Costa Rica's entry into the Association Agreement between Central America and the European Union (CAAA).

Costa Rica Ratifies Association Agreement with the EU

July 2013

The Costa Rican Congress has finally approved the Association Agreement between Central America and the European Union, which will take effect on August 1.

From a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica (COMEX):

The Legislature has approved on its second reading the Association Agreement between Central America and the European Union (CAAA), which seeks to boost trade relations between Central America and the old continent, by improving the business climate, creating new opportunities for trade, investment and employment and strengthening institutions in the region.

Two Months to Ratify EU-CAAA

May 2013

The Association Agreement between Central America and the European Union will enter into force on August 1 for countries which ratify it before July 15.

From a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica (COMEX):

Today, the deputies in charge of foreign trade of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama met in San Jose, where they held a video conference with the Director General of the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission, Joao Aguiar Machado, who served as Chief Negotiator for the European Central America Association Agreement (CAAA). During the meeting they discussed the progress of the registration of geographical indications in the legislative process and approval of the Agreement.

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