OAS

 
Colombia - Costa Rica
Text of the Agreement
  Background and Negotiations
   

On 05 June 2012, Colombia and Costa Rica announced the launch of free trade negotiations. On 15 June 2012, both countries signed the General Framework for the Negotiation of the agreement. Negotiations between both countries began with the first round of negotiations in Bogota, Colombia, between 30 July and 02 August 2012. The second round of negotiations began in San Jose, Costa Rica on September 24, 2012. The third round of trade negotiations was held on 22-25 October 2012, in Cali, Colombia. The fourth round concluded on 07 February 2013. On 06 March 2013, Colombia and Costa Rica concluded free trade negotiations. On 22 May 2013, Colombia and Costa Rica signed the Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two nations.

Documents relating to the negotiations
22 May 2013 Colombia and Costa Rica sign Free Trade Agreement In Spanish PDF
03 May 2013 FTA between Colombia and Costa Rica will be signed on 22 May 2013 PDF
06 March 2013 Colombia and Costa Rica conclude free trade negotiations Spanish PDF
04-07 February 2013 San José, Costa Rica. Fourth round of negotiations for a free trade agreement between Colombia and Costa Rica Spanish PDF
22-25 October 2012 Cali, Colombia. Third round of negotiations for a free trade agreement between Colombia and Costa Rica Spanish PDF
24-28 September 2012 San Jose, Costa Rica. Second round of negotiations for a free trade agreement  between Colombia and Costa Rica Spanish PDF
30 July-02 August 2012 Bogota, Colombia. First round of negotiations for a free trade agreement  between Colombia and Costa Rica Spanish PDF
15 June 2012 Colombia and Costa Rica signed General Framework for the Negotiation of the Colombia-Costa Rica FTA Spanish PDF 
05 June 2012 Bogota, Colombia. Colombia and Costa Rica announced the launch of free trade negotiations PDF
Source: Ministerio de Comercio Exterior de Costa Rica; Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo, Colombia
  Texts
   
22 May 2013 Colombia-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (May 2013 Version)
Source: Ministerio de Comercio Exterior de Costa Rica; Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo, Colombia
  Entry into Force
   

On 08 April 2014, the Colombian Senate approved in first debate the Colombia-Costa Rica FTA. In turn, the Costa Rican National Assembly approved the FTA on 24 April. The Colombia-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement was ratified by Costa Rica on 05 May 2014. On 5 November 2014, the Colombian Senate approved in second debate the Colombia-Costa Rica FTA.

On 6 April 2016, Colombia's Constitutional Court approves FTA with Costa Rica.

On 29 June 2016, in the framework of the 11th Summit of the Pacific Alliance, which was held in Puerto Varas, Chile, trade ministers of Colombia and Costa Rica agreed on August 1, 2016 as the date for the entry into force of the FTA between both countries.

29 June 2016 Colombia-Costa Rica FTA to enter into force on 1 August 2016 Spanish PDF New!
6 April 2016 Colombia's Constitutional Court approves FTA with Costa Rica Spanish PDF
05 November 2014 Bogotá, Colombia. Colombian Senate approves in second debate the Colombia-Costa Rica FTA Spanish PDF
05 May 2014 San José, Costa Rica. Costa Rican Government ratifies the Colombia-Costa Rica FTA Spanish PDF
24 April 2014 San José, Costa Rica. Costa Rica's National Assembly approves Colombia-Costa Rica FTA Spanish PDF
08 April 2014 Bogotá, Colombia. Colombian Senate approves in first debate the Colombia-Costa Rica FTA Spanish PDF
Sources: Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo, Colombia; Ministerio de Comercio Exterior de Costa Rica (COMEX)
 

Implementation of the Agreement

 

 

Documents related to the Free Trade Commission
10 February 2017

San Josť, Costa Rica. First meeting of the Free Trade Commission Spanish PDF New!

  Source
   
 

Spanish version 
Recent Developments
 

10 February 2016. First meeting of the Free Trade Commission New!


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