Costa Rica to revise export target

Costa Rica is going to revise its export target before this month is out, Foreign Trade Minister Marco Vinicio Ruiz announced.

Friday, July 18, 2008

The target was set at the beginning of the present administration but since then sales of industry and agriculture have slowed down. Melon producers, in particular, have been severely hit by bad weather.
Next week officials will review export registers with the aim of setting a realistic target for producers, Ruiz said.



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