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Deputy USTR Miriam Sapiro Meets with Costa Rican Minister of Foreign Trade Marco Ruiz

Ambassador Sapiro met with Costa Rica’s Minister of Foreign Trade Marco Ruiz on April 12th to discuss a range of issues of mutual interest, including matters relating to the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR).  The CAFTA-DR entered into force for Costa Rica on January 1, 2009.  

Ambassador Sapiro and Minister Ruiz

The United States is Costa Rica’s largest trading partner.  Total goods trade between the United States and Costa Rica was $10.3 billion during 2009.  Total goods trade between the United States and Central America and the Dominican Republic was $38.8 billion during 2009.