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).
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
The New Zealand Embassy in Mexico City is accredited to Costa Rica(external link).
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.
The New Zealand Safe Travel website has comprehensive information including advice on travel to Costa Rica (external link).