Livestock and Tourism Attract Chinese

The third round of talks between China and Costa Rica will take place in Liberia, in direct contact with those industries.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

From June 15 – 19, a third round of negotiations for the FTA will take place in Liberia, Guanacaste. The setting will be used to show "Chinese entrepreneurs the development of tourism infrastructure and farm production of beef there."

Foreign Trade Minister, Marco Vinicio Ruiz, told that "that visit by the Chinese is being expected to coincide with the round of talks."

Additionally, the Costa Rican negotiators will “take the public and animal health negotiators to the farms to learn about developments in the field and controls in Costa Rican livestock production."

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