Trade treaty with Colombia goes into effect

Costa Rica’s free trade treaty with Colombia has entered into force, according to the Ministerio de Comercio Exterior.

The treaty allows Costa Rica firms to export into Colombia banana purée, ornamental plants, medical devices, medicines, tires for buses and some alcoholic beverages free of import duties, according to the ministry.

Colombia is the top importer of Costa Rica products in South America, said the ministry. Trade between the two countries totaled $383 million in 2015.

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