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Guatemala repeals plant breeder rights law
The Congress of Guatemala has repealed the controversial "Monsanto Law" which legalised property rights on plant varieties in accordance with CAFTA.
Norway ratified free trade agreement with Costa Rica and Panama
Free trade agreement with Costa Rica and Panama has been ratified by the Norwegian Parliament, granting Norwegian fish exporters the same terms and conditions as their competitors in the region, which implies they will operate on equal footing with countries such as Chile.
Costa Rican legislature ratifies free trade agreement with Colombia
The Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica ratified a free trade agreement with Colombia on Thursday night that covers approximately 70 percent of exports from both countries, according to an official source on Friday.
Costa Rica rounds out free trade agreements with Europe
The Legislative Assembly has approved a bill sealing a free trade agreement with EFTA, a group of non-EU countries including Lichtenstein, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.
Costa Rica & Colombia approve free trade agreement
The Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica has approved the country’s Free Trade Agreement with Colombia, a prerequisite for Costa Rica to gain admittance into the Pacific Alliance group, composed of Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile.
After 6 years, some continue struggle against FTA with United States
The group which emerged as the “Patriotic Committee” nearly six years ago as Costa Rica held a national referendum which ultimately ended with the signing of the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) with the United States, continues its struggle against the agreement, known locally as TLC.
FTA to bring more opportunities for Singapore, Costa Rica
The Singapore-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (SCRFTA) took effect on July 1.
Regional free trade agreement with Mexico enters into force
A free trade agreement between Central America and Mexico entered into force this week, the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Ministry (COMEX) reported on Monday.
EFTA states sign free trade agreement with Costa Rica and Panama
Ministers from the Member States of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) - Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland - and from Costa Rica and Panama have signed a Free Trade Agreement today.
Costa Rican lawmakers approve association agreement with European Union
The regional agreement, already approved by Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Guatemala and El Salvador, will enter into effect on Aug. 1.
Costa Rica and Colombia sign free trade deal
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla on Wednesday evening penned a bilateral free trade agreement that will help pave the way for Costa Rica to become a full member of the Pacific Alliance, a Latin American trade bloc launched in 2012.
Canadian groups tell gold company to ‘stop harassing’ Costa Ricans
A war of words heats up between environmental groups and a gold company threatening to sue Costa Rica.
Costa Rican lawmakers approve free trade agreement with Mexico
Costa Rica already had a free trade agreement with Mexico, in force since January 1995, which now is unified with the rest of Central American countries.
Costa Rica resumes free-trade negotiations with Colombia
Officials from Costa Rica and Colombia on Monday began a fourth round of free-trade negotiations that are expected to address the most sensitive issues of market access, officials said.
ICSID: Ruling favours Venezuela and raises doubts for Costa Rica
A few days ago, ICSID published an award rendered last December 12, 2012 ruling on a claim filed by a Canadian mining company, Vanessa Ventures against Venezuela in 2004.
Canada, Costa Rica conclude latest FTA talks
Canada and Costa Rica have concluded the fifth round of talks towards the modernization of their existing free trade agreement (FTA).
S. Korea, Costa Rica agree to explore FTA
South Korea and Costa Rica agreed Tuesday to explore the possibility of a free trade agreement to build on their growing economic ties, the president’s office said.
Colombia-Costa Rica FTA in the offing
Colombia and Costa Rica have agreed to rapidly conclude negotiations towards a free trade agreement which will cut tariff barriers to trade from as early as the first half of 2013, and pave the way for Costa Rica to become the fifth member of a regional trade bloc.
Costa Rica to Start Trade Talks With Korea, Colombia in 2012
Costa Rica plans to start negotiating free trade agreements with South Korea and Colombia this year and complete an accord with members of the European Free Trade Area by October, the country’s trade minister said.
Costa Rica to tap FTA with China in 2012: trade minister
Costa Rica will take advantage of its Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China to strengthen its commercial ties with other Asian countries in 2012, Costa Rican Trade Minister Anabel Gonzalez said here Thursday.