Costa Rica: Few Exclusions in China FTA

The country would request excluding products from the Free Trade Agreement only in very justifiable cases.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Local industrialists requested to exclude products which already have no tariff and are not produced in the country. In response, Commerce Minister Marco Vinicio Ruiz argued that it's very complicated to explain the Chinese as to why such exclusions.

"The Costa Rican Chamber of Industries published a communique, in which it affirms it was surprised that Costa Rica had already offered to open 90% of its market to China", reported

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Costa Rica - China FTA in Force in August

July 2011

The Free Trade Agreement between Costa Rica and China will come into effect on August 1, 2011.

The Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Trade has indicated that they have fulfilled all the necessary operating procedures and exchange of diplomatic documents corresponding to the FTA with China which goes into effect on 1 August.

Costa Rican Meat Requests Access to China

November 2009

This was announced in the fifth negotiation round for a Free Trade Agreement between both countries.

Costa Rica's negotiators requested immediate, tariff free entrance for chicken, beef and pork.

Fernando Ocampo, Costa Rican chief negotiator, remarked that "... getting access to China for our meats will be difficult, but we will insist.

FTA Costa Rica - China: Fifth Round

November 2009

The fifth negotiation round for a Free Trade Agreement between both countries starts this week.

Technical teams from both countries have scheduled an intense agenda for the week. They want to reach agreements in several chapters such as Technical Obstacles to Commerce, Health Measures, Cooperation, Dispute Settlement and Market Access.

Costa Rica prepares for market in China

January 2009

The Foreign Trade Promoter presented its strategy to strengthen the image of the country, business processes, to make contacts, and strengthen exports. report that "Cinthya Arias, a commercial analyst at Procomer, explained that after the visit of a team to China, they identified three important tendencies in the Chinese market.

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