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…

Costa Rica exports down 15 percent in 2015, mostly thanks to Intel exit
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Costa Rica exports down 15 percent in 2015, mostly thanks to Intel exit

L. Arias - January 27, 2016

The total value of export goods from Costa Rica last year fell by nearly 15 percent compared to 2014. However, trade officials attributed the decline to the closure in 2014 of…

Costa Rica fashion designers to promote their creations abroad
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Costa Rica fashion designers to promote their creations abroad

L. Arias - December 29, 2015

The creations of Tico fashion designers are the newest product to be promoted abroad by Costa Rica’s Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER). The idea is to create…

Intel expands Costa Rica operations
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Intel expands Costa Rica operations

L. Arias - November 16, 2015

On the heels of last year's closure of chip manufacturer Intel's assembly plant in Costa Rica, the company announced Monday that it's opening a new Client Computing Group (CCG) in Costa…

Costa Rica exports show slight growth in 2015
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Costa Rica exports show slight growth in 2015

L. Arias - October 27, 2015

Exports of goods from Costa Rica rose 2.3 percent in the first nine months of 2015 compared with the same period of 2014, the Foreign Trade Ministry…

Ticos abroad: Which Costa Rican products do you miss the most?
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Ticos abroad: Which Costa Rican products do you miss the most?

L. Arias - October 16, 2015

Tico coffee, a specific candy or a cookie brand: These are some of the Costa Rican products that Ticos living abroad frequently request from relatives or friends.…

China approves entry of Costa Rican pineapples, tuna
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China approves entry of Costa Rican pineapples, tuna

L. Arias - September 30, 2015

Government officials from Costa Rica and China signed the required sanitary protocols Tuesday for allowing the entry of Costa Rican pineapples, tuna and crayfish into the Asian…

Costa Rican exporters look to increase sales at international fair
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Costa Rican exporters look to increase sales at international fair

L. Arias - September 11, 2015

Local business owners will be seeking to expand their sales in the international market at the next Buyers Trade Mission 2015 to be held Sep. 22-25 at the…

Dutch orchid exporter selects Guatemala for its first international venture
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Dutch orchid exporter selects Guatemala for its first international venture

Larry Luxner - August 1, 2015

WATERINGEN, Netherlands — One of Holland’s largest orchid growers is about to take its first plunge overseas — in the form of a sophisticated  greenhouse in Guatemala…

Costa Rica exports down 16 percent in first six months of 2015; ‘Intel effect’ continues
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Costa Rica exports down 16 percent in first six months of 2015; ‘Intel effect’ continues

L. Arias - July 24, 2015

Total exports of Costa Rican goods fell by 16 percent in the first half of the year over the same period in 2014, Foreign Trade (COMEX) Minister…