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Costa Rica will go all-in on pineapple exports. But is that a good thing?

Pineapple is one of Costa Rica's fastest-growing and most lucrative agricultural exports. And with China's market on the horizon, export numbers could soon double. Is the country ready for that?

US updates import requirements for tomatoes, gluten-free products

As of Aug. 20, all tomato shipments arriving in the United States must comply with new requirements to prevent the spread of a plague known as the tomato moth.

Russia OKs imports of Costa Rican beef, milk powder

Costa Rica's cattle industry meets all health requirements for exporting to Russia, according to Russia's Federal Administration of Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control.

Costa Rica launches catalog of premium food products

Costa Rica’s Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER) this week presented the Costa Rica Food Specialties Catalog, a publication that brings together 39 companies from the local food industry and a sample of 57 premium quality products.

Costa Rican exports up 2.2 percent in last year

A Foreign Trade Promotion Office report released Monday shows that Costa Rican exports totaled $11.5 billion in the last 12 months, representing an increase of 2.2 percent.

As Intel scales down, Costa Rica looks to boost medical equipment manufacturing

President Laura Chinchilla and President-elect Luis Guillermo Solís wrangled this week with the political consequences of microchip giant Intel’s exit from Costa Rica, while observers search for the next big high-tech opportunity.

Intel to close Costa Rica chip assembly plant, lay off 1,500 workers

Intel Corporation on Tuesday addressed rumors circulating in recent days about the company's future in Costa Rica, saying in a press release they will close their microchip assembly and testing operations in the country over the next six months. A total of 1,500 employees will lose their jobs.

US boost in food imports could help Tico producers, export agency says

Costa Rica's Foreign Trade Promotion Office, or PROCOMER, is eyeing a recent U.S. Agriculture Department report that noted the United States will spend an additional $8 billion this year on food, compared to last year's figures. PROCOMER says the increase could benefit Tico exporters, particularly producers of fruits and vegetables.

Costa Rica’s best coffee is from Naranjo

22 coffee producers scored the needed qualification to participate in a global electronic auction next month.

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