Obtaining the appropriate health permits for Mexico enables Rican producers export more than 40,000 tons of eggs.
The outbreaks of avian influenza in the Aztec country motivated the sacrifice of 11 million birds, causing Mexican authorities to lift all restrictions on the importation of eggs, in order to meet domestic demand.
Tahoe Resources, the Canadian company which bought the project from Goldcorp, has announced an investment of $500 million to extract the 300 million ounces estimated at the site.
Tahoe Resources executives are only waiting for the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) to authorize the operating license of the mineral project Escobal, in San Rafael Las Flores, Santa Rosa, in order to accelerate construction of a plant.
Costa Ricaegg producers are also complaining of loss of yield due to an increased supply, apparently from Panama.
Representatives of the National Poultry Chamber (Canavia) indicate that this situation has led to a drop in producer’s prices. The current value is $1.38 per kilo, well below the $2.06 that would be the price if all costs were covered.
The "work to rule" tactics and other measures used by employees of the Caribbean ports of Limón have caused importers to move their unloads to Pacific ports.
At times of major crisis, some companies also choose to move their export products through the port of Pacific port of Caldera, near Puntarenas, even though they are destined for Europe.
Due to the risks associated with unloading at Limón or Moín, grain importers and others pay the extra cost of shipping through the Panama Canal to Caldera.