Honduras government demands price labels on products

The Honduras government has begun a campaign to oblige businesses to place price labels on essential consumer products

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The Minister of Industry and Trade, Fredis Cerrato, announced the plan at a press conference. He called on producers to label goods to ensure that the consumer pays the right price.
He encouraged people to insist on labels on goods and thereby become defenders of their own interests.

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Delay in Introduction of Price per Unit of Measurement Regulations

November 2011

Costa Rican merchants will have three months to include in their displays the price per unit of measurement on their products.

The entry into force of Decree # 36,749, which obligates sellers to indicate the price per unit of measurement (PUM in Spanish) has been extended until March 2012.

Price crisis has market solutions

May 2008

The worldwide and national alert for the increase in price of many products such as grains, the basic consumer basket of goods, and services such as transportation and electricity can be overcome without government interventions, through the free market and encouragement of entrepreneurial activities.

That's the opinion of American economist James Gwartney, economics professor at Florida State University and co-author of the "Global Economic Freedom" Index.

Logo for Organic Foods

July 2012

As of July 1 it will be mandatory to use a logo for organic foods in the European Union (EU) for all pre-packaged foods.

A statement from the Costa Rican Trade Office reads:
The European Union has declared the mandatory use of logos for organic food

From July 1 use of a logo for organic foods in the European Union (EU) will be mandatory for all prepackaged food products produced in EU member countries.

Beef Labelling in U.S.

July 2013

A new law establishes that labels must identify the country or countries where every step of production took place, such as birth, rearing and slaughter of the animal.

From an article by the Costa Rican Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a final rule to amend the provisions of labeling for cuts of beef under the program Country of Origin Labeling (COOL).

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