Pineapples and Melons from Costa Rica to China

The Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Trade is negotiating with China on export rules for pineapples and melons.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The understandings are necessary for the implementation of the FTA signed between the two countries which came into force in 2011, reported

The protocols for bananas and leathers have been already agreed and Costa Rican meat exporters have received phytosanitary certificates to start exporting beef to China.

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Costa Rica - China FTA in Force in August

July 2011

The Free Trade Agreement between Costa Rica and China will come into effect on August 1, 2011.

The Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Trade has indicated that they have fulfilled all the necessary operating procedures and exchange of diplomatic documents corresponding to the FTA with China which goes into effect on 1 August.

China could open Market for Costa Rican Dairy and Meat

March 2011

The protocols necessary for exporting Costa Rican products to China could be signed next June.

This was announced by the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica during the recent visit of his Chinese counterpart. It is expected for protocols to be signed during the official visit of Chinese officials next June.

Exports of Costa Rican Melon Increase

November 2009

For the 2008-2009 period, the country exported $75 million, 10% more than the previous year.

Despite the positive numbers, melon exporters remain cautious, awaiting the upcoming harvest.

"The sales figure surprised melon growers, who, from one period to the other, reduced planted area in 35%, going from 10.000 hectares in 2008 to 6.500 in 2009.

Costa Rica Makes Offer to China

June 2009

The exchanged offer precedes the third round of negotiations that will be carried out in San José between the 15th and 17th of June.

In the second offering regarding access to the market, Costa Rica did not offer any openings for the sectors of plastics and metals.

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