The fast food sandwich chain Subway found itself at the center of a quarrel over a ban on avocado imports in Costa Rica Thursday when the restaurant’s decision to temporarily stop offering avocado led to a stunt by Communication Minister Mauricio Herrera.
Costa Rica’s main port in Limón has been unable to bring two Chinese-donated X-ray scanners fully online six years after they were donated. The scanners lack Internet and electrical connections and can't be operated in the rain.
Costa Rica's third country organic accreditation with EU countries allowed local organic producers to send coffee for the first time to Estonia last year, while pineapple producers sold for the first time to France and Switzerland.
Noelia Villalobos, executive director of the Specialty Coffee Association of Costa Rica, said that they have never seen so many high quality coffees before.
Exports of all goods from the country dropped from $2.8 billion in the first quarter of 2014 to $2.3 billion this year, according to the latest report. The exit of technology giant Intel still is the main factor negatively affecting export figures.
While coffee and other exports are enjoying a price boom, Costa Rica’s biggest agricultural exports, bananas and pineapple, are looking a little like a bust.
A group of 11 Costa Rican companies from the export sector of plants, flowers and foliage this week are displaying their products at the International Trade Fair for Plants (IPM) in Essen, Germany.
Ten Costa Rican agricultural companies exhibited their products over the weekend to 20,000 buyers from 60 countries at the 2014 Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit, in Anaheim, California, according to Costa Rica’s Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER).
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