Forgot your account information?  |  Create a CME account

Canada hopes to re-open Costa Rican trade talks

Published by Steve Coleman on August 11, 2011

Costa Rica is next on the list of countries getting a free trade tune-up.

Canada is looking to re-open talks with the South American country to update the existing 2002 free trade agreement to include several new provisions.

The current agreement focuses mostly on market access for goods and doesn't include services, investment, government procurement or financial services.

Canada is hoping to expand the document to include provisions the U.S. already has in its agreement with Costa Rica, including access to a new market for Canadian beef and pork.

Canada's agenda for the talks also includes an acceleration of tariffs for some industrial and agricultural produces and a look at ways the two countries can expand on the existing rules of origin between the two countries.

Found in: news

National Office

Alberta British Columbia
Manitoba New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador Nova Scotia
Ontario Québec
Prince Edward Island Saskatchewan