The National Rice Corporation is calling for the system of price regulation that protects domestic production while keeping consumer prices high.
Representatives of the National Rice Corporation (Conarroz) asked the Government to repeal the provision that any regulatory system to determine the price of rice will be eliminated this year as established by a decree issued in May.
Producers are complaining about the government’s unfulfilled promises to place their crops in the market, and demanding an end to rice imports.
Producers in the Guanacaste area are protesting again, demanding that the government respects a promise agreed last November, which, according to the rice growers, would resolve the placement of more than five thousand tons of rice which has been stored in dry silos, both public and private, since September 2011.
The Costa Rican rice sector is demanding that the government increases the controls for rice entering from Nicaragua.
Doubts about the true origin of rice coming into the country have led Costa Rican rice growers to request a review of rules of origin for imports, suspecting that the grain is entering in a triangular fashion.
Meanwhile, in Nicaragua, a country where rice production is insufficient to meet domestic demand, export of the grain is almost nonexistent, leading to suspicions that the rice is coming from other countries on the isthmus and then being transported to Costa Rica.
More professionals and technicians are needed to meet demand for specialists with the opening of the country's mobile telephony sector.
The shortage was envisaged by specialists consulted by El Financiero. They believe that the current supply of cell phone market professionals and technical experts will not be sufficient to cover the demand created by the market opening, both in terms of the number of specialists, years of experience and their level of expertise.
Between 2 and 5 years will pass until the Association Agreement with Europe enters into force, but Costa Rican exporters are already studying how to compete in that market.
Being more and more competitive seems to be the basic recipe to effectively compete in the EU’s 500 million person market.
Costa Rican businessmen are already seeking the necessary tools to achieve this indispensable increase in competitiveness: advice and training in how to export to Europe, business networking and adapting their goods to Europe’s demands and preferences.
As part of the Agritrade Platform, Guatemala will participate for the 27th time in PMA Fresh Summit, the most important international trade show and convention of fruits and vegetables in the United States, which will take place at Anaheim Convention Center, California from October 17th to 19th.