Costa Rica - Ecuador
  Background and Negotiations

On August 8, 2022, began the first round of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement between Costa Rica and Ecuador, after the announcement made in June 2022 within the framework of the IX Summit of the Americas.

The negotiating teams from Costa Rica and Ecuador held the II Negotiating Round from October 3 to 7, 2022. This round was focused on reviewing issues on trade in services, electronic commerce, telecommunications, financial services, temporary entry of business people, investment, access to markets, intellectual property, institutional matters and dispute resolution. On November 1, the third round of negotiation of the Trade Association Agreement between Costa Rica and Ecuador began, in which a review of the pending regulatory issues, as well as institutional and investment issues, was carried out. There were also negotiations of the conditions of access of goods to markets and of specific rules of origin.

Documents relating to the negotiations
01 November 2022 III round of negotiations PDF Document New!
03-07 October 2022 II round of negotiations PDF Document
08-12 August 2022 First round of negotiations PDF Document
Source: Ministerio de Comercio Exterior de Costa Rica


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Recent Developments
  01 November 2022. III round of negotiations New!