Costa Rica Signs On To Customs Union
Costa Rica has signed on to an agreement that would standardize import taxes and duties among Central American countries.
That means customs booths on the Nicaraguan border will be eliminated, although the agreement leaves it up to individual countries to decide when.
Trade Minister Marco Ruíz told the daily La Nación that the customs posts will be gradually converted into stations for enforcing sanitary standards.
The customs union is an important step for Central America’s negotiations with the European Union on a possible Association Agreement.
You may be interested
Costa Rica previews new tower at Calderón Guardia HospitalAlejandro Zúñiga - July 9, 2020
Costa Rican authorities on Thursday previewed a new tower at Calderón Guardia Hospital in San José, which could be used…
News briefs: Costa Rica will handle land borders differently than airportsAlejandro Zúñiga - July 9, 2020
The coronavirus crisis has transformed life in Costa Rica, which has enacted measures to protect the capacity of its health…
Costa Rica extends tourist visas until November 18Alejandro Zúñiga - July 8, 2020
Costa Rica's Immigration Administration is offering foreigners extra flexibility as countries continue to restrict travel due to the coronavirus pandemic.…