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Jamaica assures Costa Rica on free trade accord

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Costa Rica's Minister of Foreign Trade, Anabel Gonzalez, is encouraging Jamaica to fully implement the Caricom free trade agreement with the Central American nation, saying that provisions could be included to ensure there is not a pass-through of goods from elsewhere.

"We believe that the agreement opens up important opportunities for both countries to further promote two-way trade and investment," Gonzalez said.

The agreement was established in 2004 and is intended to increase trade between Caricom and Costa Rica by granting reciprocal duty-free or preferential access to a wide range of products. Jamaica is the only nation of the more developed countries of Caricom that has not yet fully implemented the agreement.

Source: Jamaica Gleaner