Jamaica - Costa Rica FTA Starts in June

The ministries of foreign trade of both countries has confirmed that as of June 1 goods and services may be sold under the terms of the agreement.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

During May some administrative adjustments will be made, so that from June trade can be made directly between the two countries. The products that are exported from Costa Rica to Jamaica are bottles and glass containers, food preparations, preserves, sauces, medicines and cardboard boxes.

Alexander Mora, Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica, told Crhoy.com that "... Jamaica, despite not having approved the treaty, has been appllying the tariff treatment of the treaty. This demonstrates the country's commitment to free trade and friendship to our country. "

"... Both ministers expressed their interest in becoming linked countries: Costa Rica because of the island's access to Central America and Jamaica to improve the Costa Rican link to the Caribbean. "

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