Court Grants Right to Costa Rica in Litigation Over Tariffs

Arbitrators working under the framework of DR-CAFTA have ruled that Costa Rican exports within this trade agreement in El Salvador should receive the tariff preferences provided for in the text.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

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

Defending the interests of the country as part of the effective administration of the treaty

Exactly one year into the case, the tribunal appointed to decide on the dispute raised by the country against El Salvador, issued its final decision. The court ruled that Costa Rican exports under the Free Trade Agreement between Central America, the Dominican Republic and the United States (CAFTA) should receive the preferential tariff arrangements set out in that instrument when entering the Salvadoran market.



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