Costa Rican producers are divided over the soya flour tax

The government is inclined to maintain the charge although it must analyze the proposal from producers to end it.

Friday, July 4, 2008

One group says the five percent import tax impedes fair competition; another says that it protects the industry.
Opposents of the the tax have asked the Government to get rid of it as part of a policy for dealing with the world food crissis. They say this will at least provide some relief from the high soyabean prices.

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Central American industrialists are requesting that the tariff on imports of the product be 0%, while a local company has requested that the fee be raised to 15%.

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Nicaragua will eliminate the 35% tax on Colombian imports, which created a a disadvantage to local businesses compared to the rest of the region.

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Guatemala will reactivate a lawsuit filed in 2006 for the elimination of tariffs on metallurgical products.

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Costa Rica Protects Local Bean Production

March 2009

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