China OKs Costa Rican meat exports
Costa Rican beef and other dairy products will soon be sold in Chinese markets, following the approval by the Chinese government of exports from three Costa Rican meat processing companies, Agriculture and Livestock Minister Gloria Abraham said Sunday at the opening of “Expo San Carlos 2012,” an agriculture fair held in the province of Alajuela, northwest of San José.
Three meat processing plants, Coopemontecillos, GICO and El Arreo, meet China’s import requirements and have obtained certification to export to the Chinese market, Abraham said. Two more plants expect approval soon.
“[Costa Rica’s] beef an dairy industries face a horizon full of opportunities,” the minister said. The government will also support three new projects in the region, including the construction of a dairy plant, the creation of a fund to finance small and medium producers and the reactivation of agricultural machinery services in San Carlos.
Costa Rica and China signed a free trade agreement in 2010, paving the way for the elimination of tariffs on exports of Costa Rican coffee, meat, juice and other products.
You may be interested
A washing machine ocean and a city of sin at the Essential Costa Rica Surf Pro 2018 in JacóManuel Martínez - October 14, 2018
One of the things I like most about surfing is the constant change. You’ll be surfing the best waves of…
A look back at our 5 questions for Costa Rican photographer Ivannia AlvaradoElizabeth Lang - October 14, 2018
Our Weekend Arts Spotlight feature has profiled a lot of artists and gone through several changes throughout the years. One…
Heavy rains hit Costa Rica: two dead, one missing; another tropical wave expected to hit tomorrow, red alerts issuedAlexander Villegas - October 13, 2018
Two people died and one is missing after a tropical wave and heavy rains swept through Costa Rica late this…