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Overview

Costa Rica is China 's second largest trading partner in Central America while China is the second largest trading partner of Costa Rica . In recent years, bilateral trade between the two countries has grown rapidly. In June 2007, China and Costa Rica established diplomatic relations. In November 2008, Chinese President Hu Jintao visited Costa Rica and announced with Costa Rican President Oscar Arias the launch of China-Costa Rica free trade negotiations.

Full Text of the Agreement

Free Trade Agreement

PREAMBLE [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
Chapter 1 Initial Provisions [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
Chapter 2 Definitions of General Application [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
Chapter 3 National Treatment and Market Access for Trade in Goods [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish
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Chapter 4 Rules of Origin and Related Operational Procedures [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
Chapter 5 Customs Procedures [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
Chapter 6 Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
Chapter 7 Technical Barriers to Trade [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
Chapter 8 Trade Remedies [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
Chapter 9 Investment, Trade in Services and Temporary Entry of Business Persons [Chinese Version] [English Version]
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Chapter 10 Intellectual Property [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
Chapter 11 Cooperation, Promotion and Enhancement of Trade Relations [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish
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Chapter 12 Transparency [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
Chapter 13 Administration of the Agreement [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
Chapter 14 Dispute Settlement [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
Chapter 15 Exceptions [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
Chapter 16 Final Provisions [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]

Annexes

Annex 1 National Treatment and Import and Export Restrictions [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
Annex 2 Tariff Elimination [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
    Schedule of the People's Republic of China [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
    Schedule of the Republic of Costa Rica [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
    General Notes Schedule of the Republic of Costa Rica [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version] Annex 3 Product Specific Rules of Origin [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
Annex 4 Certificate of Origin [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
Annex 5 Contact Points for Sanitary and Phytosanitary Matters [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
Annex 6 Contact Points for Technical Barriers to Trade [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
Annex 7 Schedules of Specific Commitments
    Section 1: Schedule of China [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
    Section 2: Schedule of Costa Rica [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
Annex 8 Working Group on Temporary Entry of Business Persons [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
Annex 9 Geographical Indications as Referred to in Article 116.1 [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
Annex 10 Geographical Indications as Referred to in Article 116.2 [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
Annex 11 The Free Trade Commission [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]
Annex 12 Implementation of Modifications Approved by the Free Trade Commission [Chinese Version] [English
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Annex 13 Free Trade Agreement Coordinators [Chinese Version] [English Version] [Spanish Version]



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