Costa Rica Negotiates with China for Sanitation Protocols

Negotiations will permit the entry of leather, beef, chicken and Costa Rican pork, starting in April, to China.

Thursday, February 12, 2009 publishes: " Marco Vinicio Ruiz, the Minister of Foreign Trade, assured that the agreements will be finalized by the end of March and that it will be the Minister of Agriculture, Javier Flowers, who will sign them."

"With this, these products can be exported without waiting for the TLC to be implemented. It will permit us to enter with greater security that the product will be accepted", said Ruiz."

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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.

China Won't Negotiate Sugar with Costa Rica

September 2009

China has an adamant stand against the entry of Costa Rican sugar to its market, in the negotiations for the Free Trade Agreement.

Although this may not completely exclude the product from the treaty, it might complicate the negotiation, said Marco Ruiz, Costa Rican Trade Minister.

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.

Chile helps Costa Rica with China FTA

October 2008

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.

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.

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