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Treaties between the United States and Costa Rica

COSTA RICA

ECONOMIC AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION COSTA RICA —ECONOMIC AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION

General agreement for economic, technical and related assistance.
Signed at San Jose December 22, 1961. Entered into force September 7, 1962.
13 UST 1978; TIAS 5155; 460 UNTS 277.

Agency for International Development

April 26, 1976 (28 UST 8929; TIAS 8777). August 30, 1978 (30 UST 4993; TIAS 9496;
1179 UNTS 207).

EMPLOYMENT

Agreement relating to the employment of dependents of official government employees.
Exchange of notes at San Jose June 8, 1992. Entered into force June 8, 1992.
TIAS 12455.

AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES

TIAS 12743.
Agricultural commodities agreement, with memorandum of understanding.
Signed at Washington July 10, 1851. Entered into force May 26, 1852.
10 Stat. 916; TS 62; 6 Bevans 1013.

CONSULS

See also COMMERCE
Consular convention.*

Signed at San Jose January 12, 1948. Entered into force March 19, 1950.
1 UST 247; TIAS 2045; 70 UNTS 27.
Note
* Applicable to all areas of land and water subject to the
sovereignty or authority of either state.

DEFENSE

Agreement relating to the furnishing of defense articles and services to Costa Rica for the purpose of contributing to its internal security.
Exchange of notes at San Jose May 21 and June 18, 1962.
Entered into force June 18, 1962.
13 UST 2094; TIAS 5167; 461 UNTS 155
Agreement relating to privileges and immunities for United States personnel providing assistance to the drought stricken provinces in northern Costa Rica.
Exchange of notes at San Jose March 30, 1983. Entered into force March 30, 1983.
NP

Memorandum of understanding establishing a Caribbean Basin Radar Network (CBRN) in Costa Rica.
Signed at San Jose August 17, 1990. Entered into force August 17, 1990.
TIAS 12283

Agreement concerning a Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MD 50701), with annexes. Exchange of notes at San Jose December 21, 1994,
and January 3, 1995.
Entered into force January 3, 1995.
NP

Memorandum of understanding concerning communications equipment installed in Cerro Azul, Nandayure, Nicoya, province of Guanacaste.
Signed at San Jose August 27, 2008. Entered into force August 27, 2008.
TIAS

EXTRADITION

Signed at San Jose March 25, 1982. Entered into force April 28, 1982.
TIAS 11035; 2023 UNTS 467.
Related agreements
October 30, 1982 (TIAS 11035; 2021 UNTS 349).
Extradition treaty, with exchange of notes.

Bilateral Treaties in Force as of January 01, 2011

Agreement concerning cooperation to suppress illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances by sea.

Agreement confirming the cooperative agreement for the prevention of foot-and-mouth disease and rinderpest in Costa Rica.

Exchange of notes at San Jose April 5 and June 6, 1972.
Entered into force June 6, 1972.
23 UST 1122; TIAS 7372.

AVIATION

Agreement relating to the free movement of the military aircraft of each country into and through the airspace of the other.
Exchange of notes at San Jose February 19 and 25, 1952.
Entered into force February 25, 1952.
3 UST 3882; TIAS 2518; 174 UNTS 233.

COSTA RICA — AVIATION
Air transport agreement, with annexes.
Signed at San Jose May 8, 1997. Entered into force October 15, 1999.
TIAS 12854.

ENVIRONMENTAL COOPERATION

COMMERCE
Agreement for cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program, with appendices.
April 26, 1983 (TIAS 11035)
TIAS

FINANCE

Agreement relating to investment guaranties.
Signed at San Jose November 22, 1968. Entered into force October 24, 1969.
20 UST 3001; TIAS 6776; 726 UNTS 157. COSTA RICA — FINAN CE^
Agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed or insured by the United States Government and its agencies, with annexes.
Signed at Washington May 18, 1984. Entered into force June 22, 1984.
NP

Agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by or insured by the United States Government and its agencies, with annexes.
Signed at San Jose December 16, 1985. Entered into force January 29, 1986.
NP

Agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by or insured by the United States Government and its agencies.
Signed at San Jose February 22, 1990. Entered into force April 9, 1990.
NP

Swap agreement among the United States Treasury and the Central Bank of Costa Rica/Government of Costa Rica.
Signed at Washington and San Jose May 18, 1990. Entered into force May 18, 1990.
TIAS

Agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling or refinancing of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and its agencies, with annexes.
Signed at San Jose February 19, 1992. Entered into force April 20, 1992.
NP

Agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling or refinancing of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by or insured by the United States Government and its agencies, with annexes.
Signed at San Jose November 22, 1993. Entered into force August 10, 1994.
NP

Agreement regarding a debt-for-nature swap program under the U.S. Tropical Forest Conservation Act.
Signed at San Jose September 13, 2007. Entered into force September 13, 2007.
TIAS

Amendment
September 25 and 26, 2007.

Agreement regarding a debt-for-nature swap with respect to certain debt owed by the Central Bank of Costa Rica to the Government of the United States, with attachments.
Signed at San Jose September 13, 2007. Entered into force September 13, 2007.
TIAS

Amendment
September 25 and 27, 2007.

Agreement regarding a debt-for-nature swap program under the U.S. Tropical Forest Conservation Act.
Signed at San Jose September 24, 2010. Entered into force September 24, 2010.
TIAS

Agreement regarding a debt-for-nature swap with respect to certain debt owed by the Central Bank of Costa Rica to the Government of the United States of America, with attachment.
Signed at San Jose September 24, 2010. Entered into force September 24, 2010.
TIAS

Agricultural commodities agreement, with memorandum of understanding.
Signed at San Jose November 22, 1983. Entered into force January 19, 1984.
TIAS 11036; 2021 UNTS 351.

Amendment
July 3 and 27, 1984 (TIAS 11036)


Agricultural commodities agreement.
Signed at San Jose November 19, 1984. Entered into force January 2, 1985.
TIAS 11037

Agricultural commodities agreement.
Signed at San Jose November 29, 1985. Entered into force January 2, 1986.
NP

Agricultural commodities agreement.
Signed at San Jose January 14, 1987. Entered into force April 29, 1987.
NP

Amendment
July 2 and 7, 1987 (NP).
Agricultural commodities agreement.
Signed at San Jose March 3, 1988. Entered into force September 20, 1988.
NP

Amendment
October 17, 1988 (NP).

AGRICULTURE

Agreement relating to cooperative rubber investigations in Costa Rica.
Exchange of notes at San Jose April 19 and June 16, 1941.
Entered into force June 16, 1941.
55 Stat. 1368; EAS 222; 6 Bevans 1056; 103 LNTS 173.
Extensions and amendments
April 3, 1943 (57 Stat. 944; EAS 318; 6 Bevans 1074; 13 UNTS 463).

HIGHWAYS

Agreement relating to the construction of the inter-American highway within the borders of Costa Rica.
Exchange of notes at Washington January 16, 1942. Entered into force January 16, 1942.
56 Stat. 1840; EAS 293; 6 Bevans 1068; 23 UNTS 285.
Amendment
January 13 and 17, 1951 (2 UST 1844; TIAS 2319;
134 UNTS 215).

MAPPING COSTA RICA — MAPPING

Agreement relating to photomapping project.
Exchange of notes at San Jose August 6 and October 2, 1946.
Entered into force October 2, 1946.
NP
Amendment
December 3 and 7, 1953 (NP)

Cooperative arrangement for the production of topographic maps of Costa Rica, with annexes.
Signed at San Jose and Washington June 4 and 18, 1986.
Entered into force June 18, 1986.

Basic exchange and cooperative agreement for topographic mapping, nautical and aeronautical charting and information, geodesy and geophysics, digital data and related mapping, charting and geodesy materials, with glossary.
Signed at San Jose and Fairfax June 14 and July 2, 1996.
Entered into force July 2, 1996.
NP

NARCOTIC DRUGS COSTA RICA

Agreement relating to the provision of assistance to curb the production and traffic in illegal narcotics.
Exchange of notes at San Jose May 29 and June 2, 1975.
Entered into force June 2, 1975.
26 UST 3868; TIAS 8220; 1045 UNTS 17.
Exchange of notes at San Jose July 17 and August 7, 1984.
Entered into force August 7, 1984.
TIAS 11236; 2143 UNTS 437.

Agreement relating to the provision of additional assistance to support cooperative efforts to curb illegal narcotics production and traffic.
Exchange of notes at San Jose June 21 and 24, 1976. Entered into force June 24, 1976.
28 UST 2924; TIAS 8574; 1068 UNTS 189.
Agreement concerning cooperation to suppress illicit traffic.
Signed at San Jose December 1, 1998. Entered into force November 19, 1999.
TIAS 13005.
Amendment
July 2, 1999 (TIAS 13005).


TRADE
See also COMMERCE

COSTA RICA — TRADE

Convention concerning commercial travelers and protocol.
Signed at San Jose March 31, 1924. Entered into force June 24, 1924.
43 Stat. 1765; TS 688; 6 Bevans 1041.

Agreement on a consultative mechanism relating to trade in cotton, wool, and man-made fiber textiles and textile products, with annex.

Exchange of notes at San Jose February 7, 1984. Entered into force February 7, 1984;
effective January 1, 1984.
35 UST 4545; TIAS 10956.

Agreement relating to trade in cotton, wool and man-made fiber textiles and textile products, with annexes.
Signed at Washington March 20, 1992. Entered into force March 20, 1992;
effective January 1, 1992.
NP

Amendment and extension
May 5 and October 20, 1994 (NP).

VISAS

Agreement for the waiver of passport visa fees for nonimmigrants.*
Exchange of notes at San Jose June 29, 1925. Operative July 25, 1925.
6 Bevans 1046.

Note
* The status of this agreement is under review.

WEATHER STATIONS

Agreement relating to the operation and maintenance of a rawinsonde observation station at San Jose, with memorandum of arrangement.
Exchange of notes at San Jose April 29 and June 8, 1976.
Entered into force June 8, 1976; effective January 1, 1976.
28 UST 6075; TIAS 8669.

PEACE CORPS COSTA RICA

Agreement relating to the establishment of a Peace Corps program in Costa Rica.
Exchange of notes at San Jose November 21 and 23, 1962.
Entered into force August 11, 1964.
15 UST 2317; TIAS 5719; 541 UNTS 67.

POSTAL MATTERS

Signed at San Jose and Washington August 19 and September 14, 1989.
Entered into force September 15, 1989.
TIAS 11690.

PUBLICATIONS
Agreement relating to the exchange of official publications.
Exchange of notes at San Jose November 30 and December 2, 1950.
Entered into force December 2, 1950.
2 UST 405; TIAS 2180; 133 UNTS 61.

TAXATION COSTA RICA

Agreement for the exchange of information with respect to taxes, with exchange of notes.

Signed at San Jose March 15, 1989. Entered into force February 12, 1991.
TIAS 12059.

TELECOMMUNICATION COSTA RICA

Agreement relating to radio communications between amateur stations on behalf of third parties.
Exchange of notes at Washington August 13 and October 19, 1956.
Entered into force October 19, 1956.
Agreement relating to the reciprocal granting of authorizations to permit licensed amateur radio operators of either country to operate their stations in the other country.
Exchange of notes at San Jose August 17 and 24, 1964.
Entered into force August 24, 1964.
15 UST 1787; TIAS 5649; 531 UNTS 107.

COSTA RICA — TELECOMMUNICATION^
Agreement concerning the establishment and operation of a Voice of America radio broadcast station in Costa Rica.

AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES

TIAS 11373.
7 UST 2839; TIAS 3665; 278 UNTS 65.
Agricultural commodities agreement, with exchange of notes.
Signed at Abidjan March 10, 1964. Entered into force March 10, 1964.
15 UST 273; TIAS 5552; 526 UNTS 285.

 

 

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