For Costa Rican sector leaders, having access to raw materials from all over the world is essential.
Costa Rica's chief negotiator for the Singapore FTA said that the most important topic to deal with is Rules of Origin. In response to this, the president of the Costa Rican Chamber of the Food Industry, Tomás Pozuela, said that "they are a sector in favor of opening markets, but they oppose the restriction of not being able to access international markets in search for raw materials protected by tariff policies".
Costa Rican foodexports with raw materials of animal origin are facing entrance problems in El Salvador and Honduras.
According to Prensa.com, 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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