Costa Rican Exporters in Canada

With more than 99 business appointments scheduled from May 3-8, exporters are participating in a mission in Canada.

Monday, May 4, 2009

The activity that is taking place in Toronto is being developed by the Foreign Trade Promoter (PROCOMER) in conjunction with the institution’s regional office in Canada.

Among the products being promoted for export to this country are "tubers, carrots, pumpkins, bananas, roots, pineapples, cassava, bell peppers and tomatoes."

An article in stated: "Among the major supermarket chains that have confirmed attendance to the event are Sobeys, Loblaws and Metro, which have already expressed an interest on over 70% of the promoted products, according to Procomer."

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A statement from the Costa Rican Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER) reads:

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