One of the major proposed changes would swap the current sales tax for a value added tax that would encompass services as well as goods. Tourism activities would be exempt for the first year after the law goes into effect, then charged 5 percent in the second year, 10 percent in the third and 15 percent starting the fourth year.
Aside from their opinions about RECOPE’s monopoly, candidates agreed on most of the other economic issues discussed at the debate.
Local officials presented members of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development with a series of projects in public infrastructure and public services.
Lufthansa is already promoting its new route to the “green paradise of Central America.”
The figure of roads in good condition rose from 38 to 48 percent of the total. However, the number of miles in poor condition increased by 71 percent.
Consultants said that Costa Rica’s country brand is well-established and enjoys an excellent reputation worldwide.
Public Works and Transport Minister Germán Valverde said that the delay will not affect the country’s commercial sector, as the Atlantic Port Authority will continue offering import and export cargo mobilization services at its terminal.
The change in the calculation methodology is possible since the Central Bank now has online information on all exchange transactions performed each day.
Ministry officials warned pineapple farmers that they must refrain from conducting any work that might have an impact on nearby wetlands, ponds, or protected lands.
Traffic Police Director Mario Calderón reported that there were 71 accidents during the power outage throughout the country.