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Costa Rican exporters look to increase sales at international fair
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Costa Rican exporters look to increase sales at international fair

L. Arias - September 11, 2015

Local business owners will be seeking to expand their sales in the international market at the next Buyers Trade Mission 2015 to be held Sep. 22-25 at the…

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…

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 avocado ban turns into a food fight
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Costa Rica’s avocado ban turns into a food fight

Zach Dyer - June 20, 2015

See also: Costa Rica bans avocado imports from 9 countries  Costa Rica’s Communications Minister walks into a Subway and orders avocado on his sandwich…Stop me if you’ve…

Drugs hidden in Costa Rica exports pass unnoticed through ports
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Drugs hidden in Costa Rica exports pass unnoticed through ports

Zach Dyer - May 20, 2015

Six years after the Chinese government donated two X-ray scanners to detect drugs and other contraband hidden in Costa Rican exports at the Limón port, authorities have yet…

Costa Rica increases organic produce exports to Europe
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Costa Rica increases organic produce exports to Europe

L. Arias - May 15, 2015

Exports of organic products from Costa Rica to European Union countries in 2014 grew for the fourth consecutive year, according to reports from the Agriculture and Livestock…

Finding Costa Rica’s best coffee, one slurp at a time
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Finding Costa Rica’s best coffee, one slurp at a time

Zach Dyer - May 14, 2015

A strange symphony could be heard in the Wyndham Herradura Hotel ballroom in San José Wednesday morning. Spoons tapping on tabletops laid down a syncopated beat underneath…

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…

Costa Rican coffee exports get a jolt from high prices
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Costa Rican coffee exports get a jolt from high prices

Zach Dyer - March 31, 2015

After years of low prices and falling production from the roya fungus, Costa Rica’s coffee exports are garnering better prices, according to a report from the Foreign…

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