Singapore – Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (SCRFTA)

About this agreement

The Singapore – Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (SCRFTA) eliminates tariffs for more than 95% of Singapore exports to Costa Rica. It allows preferential tariffs based on the exporter’s declaration (no application required), safeguards market access, ensures a more predictable operating environment for service suppliers, and provides protection for Singapore investors and investments in Costa Rica. 
1 July 2013
Entry into force


Use the Tariff Finder to see if your product is eligible to enjoy this FTA's tariff concessions.

Alternatively, you can explore the following steps to check your eligibility.

  • Your product’s preferential rate
    Check the Costa Rica Tariff Schedule for preferential rates on your product.
  • Your product’s rule of origin

    Rules of origin are a set of criteria which determine a product's originating status in each respective FTA.

    It is put in place to ensure that only goods originating from the FTA partner countries will benefit from tariff concessions.

    Is your product obtained/produced entirely within Singapore?
    Your product is considered wholly obtained in Singapore
    Does your product fall under the list of Product Specific Rules?
    Your product may be considered as originating from Singapore-Costa Rica region
    35% of its contents must originate from the Singapore/Costa Rica region
    non-originating materials must have undergone at least a change in the first six digits of the HS code


Under the SCRFTA, the exporter or producer shall complete and sign a Certificate of Origin, certifying that the good qualifies as an originating good and for which an importer may claim preferential treatment upon the importation of the good into the territory of the other Party.
Submit your application
Apply for a PCO with export permit under the Singapore – Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement via TradeNet.


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