Tires and Juices From Costa Rica with Zero Tariffs in El Salvador

As of July 1 the arbitration panel ruling which came down on the side of Costa Rica will be put into practice, and from now on all Costa Rican exports to the Salvadoran market will enjoy the preferences stated in the DR-CAFTA.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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

Costa Rican exports to El Salvador receive preferential treatment of CAFTA-DR as of July 1

· Lobbying for improved management of trade agreements allowed for the assertion of the rights of Costa Rican producers

San Jose, July 1, 2015. From Wednesday July 1, 2015, all Costa Rican exports to the Salvadoran market, including those produced under special customs regimes, have the option of entering that market and enjoying tariff preferences under the Free Trade Agreement Central America and the Dominican Republic (CAFTA-DR). This was stated in the guidance issued on 5 June by the Directorate General of Customs of El Salvador through the Information Bulletin No. DGA-005-2015, and ultimately whose implementation will take place from today.



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