Court cases arising from from tax exemptions granted by central governments but which go against municipal regulations are common in the region.
Eluniversal.com.mx reports that "Although the government of Costa Rica has ordered the cancellation the operations of a quarry belonging to the Costa Rican subsidiary of the transnational company Cementos Mexicanos (Cemex) in the northwestern town of Abangares, over a debt of some 7 million dollars in tax payments, the company announced yesterday that it will appeal the decision because it "unjustifiably harms" operations in this country. The resolution was issued on Friday by the General Office of Geology and Mines at the Ministry of Environment and Energy (Minaet ) of Costa Rica. Cemex has three days to appeal because the order is for the Abangares police to prevent exploitation at the quarry. "
The company justified its decision on its need to focus on its core business, cement production.
Information on the sale of Productos de Concreto was issued in a statement released by Holcim Costa Rica, although the company did not disclose the name of the firm that will acquire PC, which sells finished products.