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Opening of Moín container terminal postponed to 2019
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Opening of Moín container terminal postponed to 2019

L. Arias - July 6, 2017

The container terminal in the Caribbean port of Moín will open in February 2019, 13 months later than originally agreed, Dutch concessionaire APM Terminals confirmed Wednesday. General…

Costa Rica’s exports of goods up from last year
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Costa Rica’s exports of goods up from last year

L. Arias - April 27, 2017

Exports of goods during the first quarter of this year grew 8.7 percent over the same period last year, officials from the Foreign Trade Ministry and the…

Moín cargo terminal will not be ready in January
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Moín cargo terminal will not be ready in January

L. Arias - April 23, 2017

APM Terminals, the Dutch concessionaire currently building a container terminal in the Caribbean port of Moín, announced Friday that the $1 billion project will not begin operating…

Mexico takes Costa Rica ban on avocados to World Trade Organization
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Mexico takes Costa Rica ban on avocados to World Trade Organization

L. Arias - March 8, 2017

The World Trade Organization (WTO) reported that Mexico filed a complaint on Wednesday against Costa Rica over its ban on imports of Hass avocados from that country,…

Costa Rica evaluates lifting ban on Mexican avocados
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Costa Rica evaluates lifting ban on Mexican avocados

L. Arias - February 23, 2017

Guac lovers, rejoice: Costa Rica's ban on imports of Hass avocados from Mexico could end as soon as this year. The Agriculture and Livestock Ministry (MAG) confirmed…

Costa Rica’s exports up 8 percent in 2016
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Costa Rica’s exports up 8 percent in 2016

L. Arias - January 23, 2017

Sales abroad of Costa Rican products grew by 8 percent last year, while exports of services saw a 12 percent increase, according to an official report released Monday.…

Police seize 20,000 contraband avocados at Panama border
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Police seize 20,000 contraband avocados at Panama border

The Tico Times - May 13, 2016

Border police seized 20,000 apparently illegal avocados at the Panama border on Thursday afternoon, the latest in the ongoing avocado saga that began when Costa Rica banned…

Costa Rican importers decry black market avocados 1 year after ban
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Costa Rican importers decry black market avocados 1 year after ban

The Tico Times - May 5, 2016

The first anniversary of Costa Rica’s ban on avocado imports from nine different countries falls on Cinco de Mayo, a cruel joke for those looking forward to…

Cargo ferry between Costa Rica, El Salvador to start in July
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Cargo ferry between Costa Rica, El Salvador to start in July

L. Arias - March 19, 2016

A new cargo ferry service with the capacity to transport up to 100 semitrailers each trip between Costa Rica and El Salvador will launch operations in July, Public Works…

Bernie Sanders’ CAFTA reversal pledge worries Costa Rica businesses
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Bernie Sanders’ CAFTA reversal pledge worries Costa Rica businesses

The Tico Times - March 18, 2016

Criticizing U.S. trade deals has become potent political ammunition for presidential candidates this election year. As candidates threaten to re-negotiate trade deals to get America “winning” again,…