Uruguayan Companies Look to do Business in Costa Rica

A well-rounded group of Uruguayan businessmen interested in buying and selling various products and services will participate in a business meeting.

Monday, March 9, 2009

The rounds of negotiations will take place next April 23 and 24 at the Real Intercontinental Hotel in San Jose. They were organized by Procomer and the Uruguayan Embassy, and they are supported by Costa Rican business associations.

The representatives of the Uruguayan companies are part of the entourage of, the Uruguayan President, Tabaré Vázquez, who will perform an official state visit to Costa Rica during those days.

Among the products and services the Uruguayans are interested in buying are:

Food, fruit and vegetables, fresh and frozen prepared foods, seafood, fish, food additives, vinyl dispersions for juices, coffee, cereals, fruit juices, tropical products in general, raw material for disposable surgical supplies, polypropylene fabrics, timber, elastic, thread, metal products for domestic use, industrial gas burners, natural raw materials for the manufacture of nylon and lycra, synthetic yarns, raw cotton yarn and dyed nylon, colored textures, clothing in general, machinery, backhoes, tractors, trucks, mica mill, raw materials for the rubber and plastics industry, additives for plastics, PVC and PP fittings, polystyrene and tungsten, iron pipes in different sizes and structures for swimming pools and curtains, brass ingot bars and sheets, educational and recreational toys, cardboard boxes and paper, special inspections and tests in electromechanics, tourism and so on.

The products and services offered are:

Food, lamb, cattle and pork meat - fresh, frozen and chilled, rice, fish, fruit and vegetables - fresh and frozen, raw materials in general, kosher foods, candy, sauces, preserves, cereals, wheat, red clover seed, alfalfa, clover , wool, natural and synthetic yarn, clothing for ladies and gentlemen,, lycra and nylon socks, cotton and textured, fine fabrics, viscous materials, acetate, linen and polyester, cashmere, cotton and wool sweaters, gloves and other clothing accessories, cattle hides, tanned and in a wet blue state, semi-finished and finished items, butchered, semi-tanned and finished bovine products; household items, pottery, porcelain, tableware, decorations, Christmas items, appliances, electric, gas and combination stoves, water treatment plants, embedded and table furnaces, thermal tanks and heaters, building materials, finishes for kitchens and bathrooms, taps, accessories in general, PVC furniture, PVC swimming pools, molds and dies for the plastics industry, plastic pots; pigments and industrial adhesives, sterol, rubber products for the textile industry, lanolin and its derivatives, rubber, soles and heels for footwear, industrial machinery for the food industry, medical and dental disposable material, hospital disinfection systems, industrial chemicals in general, human and veterinary medicines, footwear, electrical equipment, boilers, renewable fuel for environmental protection (ASME), milled mica and mica sheets, feldspar, natural equine, cattle and sheep casings; services (business advice, thermography in the electromechanical and industrial area, inspection and testing, implementation and monitoring of industrial projects, environmental impact studies, services related to agriculture, ports, tourism, software, information technology, marble, tea, mate herb, spices, wine, etc.).

Those interested in participating should contact the Uruguayan Embassy by email (embajrou@ice.co.cr, embajadarou@gmail.com, octavio@brugnini.com, with copies to dzamora@procomer.com), by fax at (506) 2233 4655, or by phone at (506) 229 4837. Contact person, Mrs. Damaris Zamora.

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