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Harper strengthens trade ties in Costa Rica
Stephen Harper visits Costa Rica Thursday, strengthening ties with an old free trade partner on the third stop of his Latin American tour.
FTA between China, Costa Rica to enter into force on Aug. 1
The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Costa Rica and China, the first such pact inked between China and a Central American country, will enter into force on Aug. 1, Foreign Trade Minister Anabel Gonzalez said Friday.
Central American integration —and militarization
Representatives of the governments of Mexico and the Central American countries wrapped up a fifth round of talks on a regional free trade agreement last week. The negotiations took place in Mexico City, with the next round of talks to be held in August in El Salvador.
Peru sees FTAs with Panama, Costa Rica coming into force in January 2012
Peru’s free trade agreements (FTAs) with Panama and Costa Rica are expected to come into force in January 2012, according to the Andean country’s Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry.
Peru to sign agreements with Guatemala, Costa Rica Chambers of Commerce
Peru’s Export and Tourism Promotion Board (Promperu) will sign two agreements with Guatemala and Costa Rican Chambers of Commerce, with which Peru has carried out different activities for some time.
Cables reveal secrets on CAFTA
Officials in Oscar Arias’ administration knew in advance how the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court (Sala IV) would rule on the legality of a sensitive bill that was key to Costa Rica’s implementation of the Central American Free-Trade Agreement with the United States (CAFTA), cables released this week by WikiLeaks reveal.
Pacheco: Costa Rica Did Not Have To Take Orders From Any Country
Speaking on the program Nuestra Voz by Amelia Rueda, former president Abel Pacheco, in his characteristic self-assurance admitted that he received pressure from the U.S. for the approval of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) as revealed by Wikileaks and published on Thursday by La Nación.
EE. UU. adiestró y financió a Policía para marchas anti-TLC
La Embajada de Estados Unidos en San José participó en la definición de la estrategia policial, entrenó y supervisó el adiestramiento de oficiales de la Fuerza Pública y rentó buses para trasladarlos en las marchas de protesta contra el TLC, según se desprende de varios cables diplomáticos obtenidos por WikiLeaks.
Arias government knew how the Constitutional Court would vote on the FTA
The government of Oscar Arias knew, in advance, when and how the Constitutional Court would vote on the bill to implement CAFTA, after being challenged in a first review by the judges, according to Wikileaks
Wikileaks reveals US pressure to FTA with Costa Rica
The US Embassy in San Jose put pressure to encourage the adoption of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the US and Costa Rica, according to Wikileaks cables released today by the newspaper La Nación.
Costa Rican FM hails FTA with China
Costa Rican Foreign Minister Rene Castro said on Saturday that the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China will help his country overcome the challenge of global financial crisis.
Costa Rica-China free trade agreement approved for final review
Costa Rica’s Foreign Trade Ministry (COMEX) and the legislature’s Special Permanent Committee agreed Thursday morning to recommend approval of the free-trade agreement with China.
11 companies apply to provide cell phone service in Costa Rica
The country’s cell phone market was opened to private competition with the entry into force of the Central American Free-Trade Agreement with the US (CAFTA) on Jan.1, 2009.
Canada, Costa Rica to modernize F.T.A.
Canada and Costa Rica have agreed to work toward modernizing the existing bilateral free-trade agreement, announced Peter Van Loan, Canada’s minister of international trade, who just concluded his five-day, four-country visit to Latin America.
Costa Rican legislators approve final piece of CAFTA
The last link in the free trade agreement with the United States passed through Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly
China, Costa Rica sign FTA
China said on Thursday it had signed a free trade agreement with Costa Rica, paving the way to lift almost all tariffs on Chinese textiles, chemicals and machinery to the Central American nation.
Singapore, Costa Rica ink FTA
Singapore and Costa Rica signed the Singapore-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement on Tuesday.
China, Costa Rica hold 6th round of FTA talks
China and Costa Rica held their sixth round of talks on the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) here on Monday.
Costa Rica-China trade deal
Costa Rica said on Monday it was on the verge of reaching a free trade deal with China as the Central American nation and the fast-growing Asian economy held talks.
Singapore, Costa Rica conclude free trade negotiations
The agreement eliminates tariffs, liberalises trade in services and gives new protection to investors.