New Trade Requirements for Costa Rican Exports

Costa Rican food exports with raw materials of animal origin are facing entrance problems in El Salvador and Honduras.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

According to, the Chamber of Food Industries (CAIC) reported: "The governments of El Salvador and Honduras have established a number of conditions that aggravate the already complicated environment of regulatory excesses faced by Costa Rican companies. The requirements by the neighboring countries are forcing Costa Rican companies that use any portion or component of animal origin, however small, to have veterinary regencies to be able to export them.”

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