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Trade minister: Costa Rica pushing for a narrower focus in APEP

September 18, 2023 at 5:47 PM
Costa Rica is pushing the U.S. to narrow the scope of the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity to ensure the initiative’s success and lay a foundation that partner countries can later build on, the country’s trade minister tells Inside U.S. Trade. The U.S. in January launched APEP along with 11 other countries, including Costa Rica. The Biden administration said at the time that the goal was to build upon U.S. free trade agreements in the region and “drive the...

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