A delegation from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) warned national legislators that if a bill comes to be voted negatively, it implies six months of delay in the organization.
This was said by Gabriela Ramos, director of the OECD, in the Legislative Assembly, where legislators and ministers participated in the Special Commission that dictates the initiatives focused on directing the incorporation of Costa Rica to that organization.
Ramos warned about this because that window to enter can’t be closed. At the same time, she applauded the efforts made by the country to join the OECD.
The director of the Organization, said that in addition to the importance for the progress of Costa Rica, the focus is on this process of incorporation, since it can serve as an example for other Latin American nations that have that same goal, such as Brazil and Argentina.
The Legislative Commission has already ruled three bills in this line. One has to do with the designation of the president of the Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) one year after each administration began in the Executive Power, as well as two agreements related to hydrocarbons that are processed in Congress.
Representatives of the OECD also warned that Costa Rica has until June of this year, to make progress in these requirements, so that they do not get in the list of non-cooperating countries.
Rodolfo Piza, Minister of the Presidency and Dyalá Jiménez, Minister of Foreign Trade, participated in the legislative session.