Compensation Requested for the Obstacles Regarding Nicaraguan Meat Exports

The Cattle Commission of Nicaragua is demanding that its government petition Costa Rica and Honduras for compensation.

Monday, February 9, 2009

The livestock farmers of Nicaragua, represented by the National Commission of Cattle Raisers of Nicaragua, are exhorting their government to call for compensation regarding the obstacles to beef exportation.

According to the article in process, "According to the cattle raisers, Costa Rica and Honduras ´conduct analysis above the standard requirements for the purpose of hindering the free commerce of Nicaraguan beef.´"

The Commission maintains this claim despite the fact that the meat producing plants of Nicaragua are certified by Costa Rica and Honduras.



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