'Calvo' Tuna Company Under Investigation in Costa Rica

The Economy Ministry is investigating 'Grupo Calvo' for alleged unfair competition, after a complaint from rival company Sardimar.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Together with other Costa Rican Tuna companies, Sardimar argues that Grupo Calvo engages in 'dumping'.

'Dumping occurs when a company sells in another country at lower prices than the ones offered in its own market', explains journalist Hassel Fallas in newspaper Nacion.com.

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Tuna Dispute Over Between Sardimar and Calvo

November 2010

Costa Rica's government closed the case after ensuring that Calvo did not incur in dumping affecting the country's tuna industry.

El Salvador and Costa Rica ended the trade dispute which went on for more than a year for canned tuna exports from El Salvador to the Costa Rican market, announced Finance Minister Hector Dada Hirezi, who was accompanied during the press conference by company representatives from the CALVO Tuna Group.

Companies Investigated for Unfair Competition

December 2012

In Costa Rica five companies may have coordinated their bids in a contest to award the local municipal administration of a sporting event.

Elfinancierocr.com reports that "The companies BGL Consultores Internacionales INC S. A., MPCM Desarrollos S.A., Cooperativa de Vivienda R.L.

More State Commercial Enterprises in Costa Rica

August 2014

Entrepreneurs in the printing industry are complaining about a bill being studied by the Assembly that would allow the state printer to provide services to third parties generating unfair competition in the sector.

The Bill to Strengthen the National Press being studied by the Standing Committee on Government and Administration would allow the institution to become "...

ISO Certification Requirement Discriminatory

March 2011

The Commission to Promote Competition in Costa Rica found that to include ISO certification as a requirement to participate in government contracts, violates the principle of free competition.

From the COPROCOM Competition Bulletin for January-February 2011:

Recruitment Process Management, ISO and other requirements.

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