From September, the services provided by Costa Rica's export promotion agency, Procomer, will also include advice in situations when importers fail to pay.
"These two tasks are currently being carried out the Costa Rican National Production Council (CNP) whose Miami operations have been uncertain since the end of June," reports La Nacion on its web portal.
From 31 July the country’s National Production Council (CNP) will close its doors in Miami.
The CNP’s Miami office represented the interests of smaller export companies and organizations with the US importers and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The Farming Minister, Gloria Abraham, told Nacion.com that, “negotiations are underway to transfer some of the CNP’s functions to Costa Rica's export promotion agency, Procomer,” but recognized the roles of the institutions are somewhat different.
The deadline for food exporters to update their details with the Food and Drug Administration of USA is December 31, 2014.
From a statement issued by the Foreign Trade Promotion Office of Costa Rica (PROCOMER):
Every company which manufactures, processes, packs or holds food for human or animal consumption and export to the United States must renew its registration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as part of the measures included in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The deadline for this adjustment will be from 1 October to 31 December.