China opens Panamanian embassy, seeks expanded trade with Latin America
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China opens Panamanian embassy, seeks expanded trade with Latin America

AFP - September 18, 2017

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Costa Rica late last week and continued on to Panama over the weekend, where he inaugurated a new Chinese Embassy on…

Chinese ambassador visits Manuel Antonio, tours palm oil plant
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Chinese ambassador visits Manuel Antonio, tours palm oil plant

Karl Kahler - September 3, 2016

MANUEL ANTONIO, Puntarenas — The Chinese ambassador to Costa Rica stopped here Friday to have lunch with local officials and tour an oil palm plantation in hopes of…

Costa Rica exports up 7 percent in 2016
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Costa Rica exports up 7 percent in 2016

L. Arias - July 27, 2016

Costa Rica's export sector appears to be on the rebound after several years of decline, according to a report released Tuesday by Costa Rica's Foreign Trade Ministry (COMEX) and…

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

Zach Dyer - 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

Zach Dyer - 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…

Costa Rica’s agricultural sector opposes joining the Pacific Alliance
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Costa Rica’s agricultural sector opposes joining the Pacific Alliance

L. Arias - March 11, 2016

Costa Rica’s decision to join the Pacific Alliance, a trade bloc formed by Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia, this week prompted discussions that show private-sector groups are still divided on…

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…

Solís’ large entourage for Cuba trip draws criticism
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Solís’ large entourage for Cuba trip draws criticism

L. Arias - December 9, 2015

Costa Rica’s government confirmed Tuesday that President Luis Guillermo Solís' trip to Cuba next week will include a mission of 31 officials and 50 representatives from the business…