Canada: Good Market for Costa Rican Fruit and Vegetables

Procomer's latest research reveals that many opportunities exist for doing business in Canadian markets.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Canadian consumption of premium quality fruit and vegetables offers Costa Rican producers attractive possibilities for new export markets, a study by the country's export promotion agency, Procomer, reveals.

"Currently, the main exports to Canada are textiles, prosthetic limbs and tires, although some fresh Costa Rican products such as pineapple and coffee are exported," reports

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From a statement issued by the Foreign Trade Promotion Cffice of Costa Rica (PROCOMER):

In an alert given in November 2014 the upcoming opening of the US market for mangoes from Australia was reported.

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From a statement issued by the Foreign Trade Promotion Office of Costa Rica (Procomer):

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