The first half of 2019 has been very active in the fields of Trade, Customs and Indirect Taxes in Central America. During 2018 the countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama signed the Free Trade Agreement with Korea, and Costa Rica ratified the Treaty this past March 2019. This Agreement signifies a step towards free trade with Asia, and it supports the regional efforts to create better economic opportunities in the commercial field. Some of the products that the region exports, such as sugar, coffee, fruits, agricultural and fish products will be exported with zero duties. And on the other hand, Korea´s imports such as vehicles, machinery and cellphones will enjoy free trade when imported into Central America. It’s an opportunity for the region but also a challenge especially in investment, where an effort is needed to attract FDI from Korea into Central America. But it is also a chance for sectors such as technology, telecommunications and innovation to be further developed by the countries with the experience of Korea.