The Jerusalem Post | 18 September 2022
Seeking a free trade agreement
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Costa Rica’s Minister for External Trade, Manuel Tovar, was in Israel this month to examine possibilities of expanding trade relations between his country and Israel. His itinerary included a meeting with executive members of the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce, including vice president Amir Shani, fellow vice president chair of the International Committee Israela Shnir, and Roi Rosnik, a member of the Presidium.
Discussions centered on the importance of a bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Israel has signed a number of FTAs with Latin American countries. It was agreed that there is good potential for increased trade between Costa Rica and Israel, as each country has a diversity of products in which the other is interested. The signing of an FTA between the two countries would be a significant factor toward boosting two-way trade