Imports of pork from Chile have grown and local pork producers are asking the government for actions to be taken to protect them from the competition.
Problems of competitiveness are emerging for some sectors of the Costa Rican agro/livestock production, as entrepreneurs from other countries with which it has free trade agreements -in this case Chile - are taking advantage of opportunities provided by those treaties.
Between 2011 and 2013 the annual consumption of pork per capita increased from 1.98 kilos to 3.25 kilos, and farm production recorded increases of between 12% and 15%.
Among the factors that have contributed to increased consumption and production in the last two years is that price stability shown after the health crisis affecting major producers and marketers of pork.
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