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…

A whopper of a decision: Burger King closes its operations in Costa Rica
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A whopper of a decision: Burger King closes its operations in Costa Rica

L. Arias - October 5, 2015

Burger King Corporation U.S. (BKC US) ordered the immediate closure of all 29 restaurants in Costa Rica as of today, Oct. 5. The closures mean 434 employees will lose…

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…

Costa Rica’s Imperial beer now available in Switzerland
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Costa Rica’s Imperial beer now available in Switzerland

L. Arias - August 19, 2015

Costa Rican company Florida Ice and Farm this month began marketing its most popular beer brand Imperial in Switzerland. Earlier this month the company sent its first shipment of 17,000 bottles,…

Flower export company relocates to Guatemala
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Flower export company relocates to Guatemala

L. Arias - August 18, 2015

Costa Rican flower company Flores de Exportación (Florexpo) announced in a public statement that it will move its operations to Guatemala in March 2016. The company will be…

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…

Costa Rican companies diversify exports to Chile
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Costa Rican companies diversify exports to Chile

L. Arias - July 21, 2015

Chunky-style sauce, rambutan fruit, sugarless candy and even pet snacks are some of the new exports that Costa Rican producers will begin distributing in Chile in coming…

Costa Rican company begins exporting wood-burning stoves
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Costa Rican company begins exporting wood-burning stoves

L. Arias - July 15, 2015

Nostalgia for the taste of meals prepared in wood-burning stoves is what prompted Tico company Perfection Group to start selling one of their star products abroad. Juan…