The document, which is produced every year by the entity, provides a comprehensive overview of the state of world trade and key statistics, information that is useful for making business decisions in the region.
The WTO makes this information available to anyone who wants to see it. The data can be downloaded from the website www.wto.org / statistics.
A statement released by the organization notes: "this set of information consists of the 2011 edition of the annual publications of international trade statistics, business profiles and world tariff profiles, and an update of the WTO’s statistical database as well as other data sources. "
The FOB value of exports in the region between January and August 2013 totaled $20.426 million, 2.9% less than in the same period last year.
Bulletin on Central American Foreign Trade:
January to June 2013
The Secretariat of Central American Economic Integration (SIECA) through the Bureau of Statistics, Research and Policy, has presented the Central Foreign Trade Bulletin for the period of January to June this year.
The Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Trade is promoting foreign trade agendas with leaders of more than 10 countries.
A Press Release by the Ministry of Foreign Trade (Comex) reads:
In preparation for the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization(WTO) which starts this Thursday afternoon in Geneva, the Costa Rican Minister of Foreign Trade, Anabel Gonzalez, the Director General, Federico Valerio, and the Ambassador of Costa Rica in the WTO, Ronald Saborio, maintain an intense schedule that includes bilateral meetings with ministers of different countries participating in the Cairns Group Ministerial Meeting, and the tenth anniversary of the accession of China to the WTO.
The Ministries of Finance have concluded an agreement to reimburse double charging of tariffs on products entering the EU from the region.
Currently, goods entering the European Union in one country which are then transported to another, pay tariffs at each of the borders. With the agreement, the entry fee will be paid only once. This was one of the requirements demanded in the Association Agreement with Europe.
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