New Round of FTA with Peru in Costa Rica

From February 28 until March 4, the Costa Rican capital will host the third round of negotiations.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Francisco Alvarez de Soto, vice minister of international trade negotiations of Panama told the media that this round has made significant progress, "I must be optimistic. We are making good progress. We agreed on three chapters and the other tables are reporting progress."

"Alvarez de Soto said they expect to conclude negotiations on a fourth round, possibly by July." Our idea is to hopefully complete the process during the first half of the year," says the article in AFP.

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Costa Rica Prepares to Conclude FTA Negotiations with Peru

April 2011

Monday May 2 in Lima will see the beginning of the fourth and final round of negotiations on the free trade agreement (FTA) with Peru

In this round, Costa Rica will define its position on outstanding issues in the field of access of goods to the market and specific rules of origin.

Central America Completes Third Round of FTA with Peru

March 2011

At the end of the round chapters were closed on Sanitary and Health Certifications, Investment, Services and Customs Procedures.

Subjects discussed were policy issues related to market access for goods, rules of origin, customs procedures, customs cooperation, sanitary and health certifications, investment, services, temporary visas for businessmen, intellectual property and government purchases.

TLC Peru – Central America Talks Begin

January 2011

During this second round of talks the 14 chapters comprising the treaty will be discussed.

Francisco Alvarez De Soto, vice minister of International Trade Negotiations of Panama, told the press that given progress achieved during the first round, they expect to end discussion of important content this week and start the analysis of Annexes.

First Round of FTA with Peru Completed

November 2010

On November 12th, in the Peruvian capital, the parties concluded the first round of negotiations for an FTA between Peru and the region.

At this first meeting, considered a success, progress was made on items like "Market Access for Goods, Rules of Origin, Customs Procedures and Customs Cooperation Sanitary and Health Measures, Technical Barriers for Trade, Commercial Defense, Competition Policy, Services, Investment, Intellectual Property, Public Purchases, Corporate Affairs and Conflict Resolution," reported Laestrella.com.pa.

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