Costa Rica - China FTA moves ahead

This week the program for informing business owners and other private organizations about the future of the FTA begins as a part of the preliminary stage before starting the negotiations.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

According to "To this end, the technical team will analyze the characteristics of the China - Peru and China - Chile FTAs during a seminar that will be held this Wednesday in San Jose, and which will be attended by business owners and leaders from the private sector, the Nacion daily reported."

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In this round both parties expect to close a number of chapters, including national treatment, food health measures, intellectual property and cooperation.

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From today through Wednesday the meeting will be held in San Jose, and will be the first encounter to define the action plan that will be followed. reports: "The chief negotiator for Costa Rica, Fernando Ocampo, explained that 9 groups will meet to discuss the main topics of the negotiation, including, rules of origin, market access, commercial defense, sanitation and phytosanitary measures, services and investment, conflict resolution and intellectual property and the promotion of trade relations.

China and Costa Rica to begin FTA negotiations

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Presidents Hu Jintao and Oscar Arias signed 11 agreements for cooperation in trade, economy, finance, energy, education and technology.

The visiting Chinese president praised the rapid development of China-Costa Rica relations on November 17 and promised to make an effort to increase bilateral cooperation in several areas.

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