U.S. and Costa Rica conclude trade talks

Costa Rican and U.S. Trade officials have concluded a two-day series of talks designed to unruffle feathers over this nation’s trade practices.

The U.S. delegation’s leader was John Melle, U.S. trade representative for the Western Hemisphere. Also at the session was Fitzgerald Haney, the U.S. ambassador who irked some Costa Rica politicians when he discussed the trade between the two countries.

The  Ministro de Comercio Exterior put out a release on the meeting couched in diplomatic tones. The U.S. Embassy said nothing. U.S. officials are unhappy at Costa Rica’s embargo of avocados, although the impact is greater on México.

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