San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Plastic Industry Eyes Region’s Markets

THE Foreign Trade Promotion Office(PROCOMER) and the Costa RicanAssociation of the Plastic Industry (ACIPLAST)have a plan to promote exports ofCosta Rican plastic products to CentralAmerica and the Caribbean.Roughly 70% of Costa Rican exportsof plastic products are shipped to thosetwo regions, according to PROCOMER.The plan to promote plastic exportsinvolves assessing Costa Rican plasticsfirms, generating information about customsand tax procedures in prospective marketsand preparing studies on potentialclients.Authorities and companies say there isa need to act more aggressively to promotethe sector’s exports. Total plastic exportsdropped in 2003 to $129 million, havingreached $136 million in 2002.

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