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Costa Rica’s agricultural sector opposes joining the Pacific Alliance

Costa Rica’s decision to join the Pacific Alliance, a trade bloc formed by Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia, this week prompted discussions that show private-sector groups are still divided on its potential benefits.

Ex-trade minister Anabel González: TPP, like CAFTA, will help Costa Rica in long run

Former Costa Rica foreign trade minister Anabel González says eventual membership in the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) mega trade pact would benefit Costa Rica, just as DR-CAFTA has.

Canada, Mexico win WTO nod for $1 billion in trade sanctions against US

Canada and Mexico won WTO approval Monday to impose some $1 billion a year in trade sanctions against the United States over its country-of-origin labeling requirement for beef and pork.

A look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which rewrites rules on trade in autos, patented drugs

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a tentative agreement on trade negotiated by a dozen Pacific-rim nations, will slightly pry open Japan's famously closed rice market, protect brand-name drugs from generic competitors for at least five years and lower tariffs on automobiles.

Trans-Pacific Partnership: 12 Pacific countries seal huge free trade deal

Twelve Pacific rim countries sealed a Trans-Pacific Partnership deal early Monday on creating the world's largest free trade area, delivering U.S. President Barack Obama a major policy triumph.

Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiators push hard for deal

ATLANTA, Georgia – Officials from 12 countries including the United States, Japan and Australia appeared close to a deal on an ambitious Pacific Rim trade pact Saturday as negotiations went into the second day of overtime.

Op-ed: Let’s see a Trans-Pacific Partnership that respects workers’ rights

The Trans-Pacific Partnership being negotiated between the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations has been characterized as the most progressive trade agreement in our history, with the strongest labor and environment provisions ever. But what is the benchmark?

US lawmakers ease Obama’s path to Pacific trade deal

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a trade framework negotiated between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam. Costa Rica has expressed interest in joining.

US, Latin American leaders push hard for proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. – If someone asked you to excite your friends and colleagues about the potential of TPA and what it could do for TPP – and ultimately TTIP – the request might sound like an alphabet-soup of gibberish.

Costa Rica, China to explore creation of ‘special economic zones’

Costa Rica could find itself once again as a center of high-tech manufacturing, including cars and renewable energy equipment, after President Luis Guillermo Solís and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a strategic partnership agreement that included future discussion of "special economic zones" in Costa Rica for Chinese enterprises, according to a statement from Casa Presidencial.

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