Costa Rica is Switzerland's most important trading partner in Central America. In 2020 Switzerland imported CHF 101 million worth of goods from Costa Rica, mainly agricultural products, while Switzerland exported goods to the value of CHF 200 million from Costa Rica – mainly pharmaceuticals, optical and medical devices, and watches. At the end of 2019, direct investment from Switzerland in Costa Rica amounted to just under CHF 1.3 billion, and Swiss companies employed around 2,547 people in the country.
EFTA and Central America (Costa Rica, Panama and Guatemala) have entered into a free trade agreement. Switzerland and Costa Rica also signed an air traffic agreement in early 2019.
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