Exporters push for El Salvador to adhere to trade pact
A trade arbitration panel (Fecaxca) has sided with exporters in Costa Rica who claim that El Salvador creates a bottleneck in the free flow of merchandise through Central America. At issue are intrusive inspection procedures and inefficient infrastructure. Costa Rica will go before the World Trade Oranization (WTO) with the dispute later this month. El Salvador has a duty to allow the free flow of goods under a trade agreement with Costa Rica and the United States.