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Dutch orchid exporter selects Guatemala for its first international venture
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Dutch orchid exporter selects Guatemala for its first international venture

Larry Luxner - August 1, 2015

WATERINGEN, Netherlands — One of Holland’s largest orchid growers is about to take its first plunge overseas — in the form of a sophisticated  greenhouse in Guatemala…

Costa Rica exports down 16 percent in first six months of 2015; ‘Intel effect’ continues
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Costa Rica exports down 16 percent in first six months of 2015; ‘Intel effect’ continues

L. Arias - July 24, 2015

Total exports of Costa Rican goods fell by 16 percent in the first half of the year over the same period in 2014, Foreign Trade (COMEX) Minister…

Costa Rican companies diversify exports to Chile
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Costa Rican companies diversify exports to Chile

L. Arias - July 21, 2015

Chunky-style sauce, rambutan fruit, sugarless candy and even pet snacks are some of the new exports that Costa Rican producers will begin distributing in Chile in coming…

Costa Rican company begins exporting wood-burning stoves
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Costa Rican company begins exporting wood-burning stoves

L. Arias - July 15, 2015

Nostalgia for the taste of meals prepared in wood-burning stoves is what prompted Tico company Perfection Group to start selling one of their star products abroad. Juan…

Flooding latest hurdle for Costa Rica’s banana, pineapple producers
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Flooding latest hurdle for Costa Rica’s banana, pineapple producers

The Tico Times - July 2, 2015

Flooding in the Caribbean has washed out fields of two of Costa Rica’s most important agricultural exports. Banana and pineapple producers are still trying to get a…

Costa Rican exporters report Route 32 closure cost them an extra $800,000 
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Costa Rican exporters report Route 32 closure cost them an extra $800,000 

L. Arias - June 27, 2015

Officials from the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) on Friday morning approved the reopening of the Braulio Carrillo Highway, or Route 32 between San José and…

Government promises solutions to local producers hurt by import prices
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Government promises solutions to local producers hurt by import prices

L. Arias - June 24, 2015

Hundreds of farmers and pork producers on Tuesday demonstrated in front of Casa Presidencial to demand President Luis Guillermo Solís' administration better manage the country's free trade agreements. Currently…

Costa Rica’s exports down by 17 percent in first quarter of 2015
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Costa Rica’s exports down by 17 percent in first quarter of 2015

L. Arias - April 28, 2015

Despite 40 percent growth in sales of medical devices during the first three months of 2015, overall exports from Costa Rica dropped 17 percent, the Foreign Trade…

Intel’s exit still affecting Costa Rica export figures
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Intel’s exit still affecting Costa Rica export figures

L. Arias - March 27, 2015

The total value of Costa Rica’s exports fell by 17.5 percent during the first two months of this year compared to the same period of 2014, the…

Medical devices top Costa Rica’s export sales in early 2015
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Medical devices top Costa Rica’s export sales in early 2015

L. Arias - February 23, 2015

Costa Rica's medical device industry started this year strong, with a 54 percent growth in exports over last year, according to a report from the Foreign Trade…