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Costa Rica signed a bilateral trade agreement with Mexico in 1994 and joined other Central American countries and the Dominican Republic in establishing a Trade and Investment Council with the United States in March 1998. In addition, it has signed trade agreements with Canada, Chile and several Caribbean Community countries. The U.S. Department of State notes that the country "was an active participant in the negotiation of the hemispheric Free Trade Area of the Americas and is active in the Cairns Group, which is pursuing global agricultural trade liberalization within the World Trade Organization."

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