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Costa Rica

Relationship with New Zealand

The trade relationship between New Zealand and Costa Rica is dominated by the import and export of electrical equipment, in both directions. Costa Rica is also one of the principal Central American exporters of coffee to New Zealand, being the 12th largest market for New Zealand imports of coffee and the second in Central America. New Zealand and Costa Rica are both members of the United Nations (UN), the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the  Forum for East Asia – Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) and the International Whaling Commission (IWC). New Zealand also engages with Costa Rica through SICA, the Central American Integration System (external link).

Trade in goods with New Zealand

NZ Exports (2013)                   NZ$5.1 million
Main exports                           Yachts, machine tools

NZ Imports (2013)                   NZ$14.7 million
Main imports                            Electrical machinery, medical and surgical instruments

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The New Zealand Embassy in Mexico City is accredited to Costa Rica(external link).

Development assistance

Costa Rica is eligible for New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS). For more information visit the New Zealand Development Scholarships (external link)page on the New Zealand Embassy in Mexico website.

Travel advice

The New Zealand Safe Travel website has comprehensive information including advice on travel to Costa Rica (external link).

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Page last updated: Friday, 11 April 2014 09:16 NZST