• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Banana Producers To Seek Solutions in January

December 24, 2004

BRUSSELS – Latin America’sbanana-producing countries will meet inlate January in Ecuador in an attempt toform a united front regarding the potentialtariff changes proposed by the EuropeanUnion, diplomatic sources said last week.The sources said the meeting wouldmost likely take place Jan. 16 or 17, inQuito or Guayaquil.The European Union is conductingbilateral negotiations with Latin Americannations as it considers a new “tariff-only”regimen.Such a system would eliminate quotascurrently restricting the entrance ofbananas to Europe.As part of the proposed change, theE.U. seeks to increase tariffs on bananasto 230 euros (approximately $306) perton, beginning in 2006. Currently, LatinAmerican banana producers pay 75 euros($100) per ton until the set quotas areexceeded, after which they pay 680 euros($900) per ton.Trade leaders from Latin America, andCosta Rica in particular, have protestedthe proposed change and argued the tariffhike is discriminatory, since it would notapply to banana-producing countries inAfrica, the Caribbean and the Pacific (TT,Dec. 3).

You may be interested

Spanish TV show to feature Costa Rica travel
Costa Rica
1 views
Costa Rica
1 views

Spanish TV show to feature Costa Rica travel

The Tico Times - April 14, 2021

The Spanish television program "Planeta Calleja" will feature Costa Rica in its upcoming season, the Tourism Board (ICT) says. Jesús…

Costa Rica has received more than 1 million vaccine doses
Costa Rica
16581 views
Costa Rica
16581 views

Costa Rica has received more than 1 million vaccine doses

The Tico Times - April 14, 2021

Costa Rica received 113,490 more coronavirus vaccine doses on Tuesday night for a total of 1,022,685 doses, the Presidency reported. The…

Costa Rica has not (yet) announced new Covid measures
Costa Rica
1976 views
Costa Rica
1976 views

Costa Rica has not (yet) announced new Covid measures

The Tico Times - April 14, 2021

The Costa Rican Presidency on Wednesday said it has not applied any new coronavirus measures, and that social-media posts claiming…