During business rounds, with participation of one hundred local companies, Chinese businessmen will explore investment opportunities.
"... Local businessmen, meanwhile, keep a strong interest in business opportunities in China, especially agricultural and agro-industrial products. However, the National Chamber of Agriculture stated, once again, that the FTA with China will be almost irrelevant without signing health protocols with that country," reports the article in La Nacion.
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Various economic sectors of Costa Rica are working to obtain preferential consideration in the Free Trade Agreement with China.
As an example, Florida Ice & Farm, which is already exporting its Imperial beer to the Asian country free of tariffs, wants that this preference to be consolidated into the Free Trade Agreement.
The announcement of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping with trade authorities from his country, reaffirms expectations that trade between the two countries will continue to grow.
However, in the view of the executive director of the Costa Rican Chamber of Importers, Distributors and Representatives (Crecex), Luis Fernando Monge, although Jinping's visit to Costa Rica next week guarantees the country will become better known across the board, Crecex does not expect that the ruler will be accompanied by private entrepreneurs interested in doing business with Costa Ricans, although there are some expectations in that regard.
With participation from businessmen of both countries on March 24, 25 and 26, the summit will be held in San José, Costa Rica.
This was announced today by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Trade (COMEX), the Promotora de Comercio Exterior (PROCOMER) and the Costa Rican Coalition for Development Initiatives (CINDE), who emphasized that the primary objectives of the meeting is to strengthen trade and investment opportunities between the two countries, taking advantage of the inauguration activities of the National Stadium.
Disagreement arose among industrialists and Comex, over a request for excluding a number of products which are not produced in the country and enjoy zero tariff.
The goods being requested for exclusion are ambulant circuses, circus tents, cable cars, helicopters, vehicles, bridges and cattle feeding bottles.