Costa Rican industrial leaders question FTA with China

The Costa Rican Chamber of Industry warned that they have grave doubts with regard to the FTA with China saying it would be preferable to enter into a partial agreement.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Juan Maria Gonzalez, President of the Chamber indicated that China's interest in Costa Rica is not commercial, but rather geopolitical and that when these two plans mix results are not good.

He added that China has signed agreements with Latin American countries because of its interest in raw materials. Costa Rica is of no importance to that country to exchange for infrastructure that the Chinese offer.

Gonzalez admitted the infrastructure offered by the Chinese could be of interest for the country and that there are some sectors, such as...

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