Costa Rica: Daily Losses of $ 6.5 million
Temporary closing of highways to port of Caldera and Inter-American Highway to the north are negatively impacting on commerce and trade with the region.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Betsabe Alvarez, of the Chamber of Exporters of Costa Rica (Cadexco), said to Nacion.com that the sectors most affected by the closing of the highways are agricultural and dairy products. She added “Exporters are canceling orders as well as sending trucks and containers. They are also in talks with their customers."
$900 million have been traded within Central America in the first half of this year, $261 million less than the same period of 2008.
By improving the movement of merchandise within Central America, the region will facilitate negotiations for a trade association agreement with the European Union.
Trade between Central American countries decreased 17% in the first third of 2009, when compared to the same period of 2008.
The presidential candidate Luis Guillermo Solis announced he will strengthen intraregional trade if he wins on April 6th.
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