In contrast to international doctrine on access to public information, a ruling by the Costa Rican Supreme Court has accepted as valid a crude duplicitous technique used to block data management required to a public institution.
The delay in permits for a new container dock in the Caribbean side of Costa Rica could lead to increases in the cost of the project and in the rates.
The final approval for the beggining of the construction of Mega Port by in Moin APM Terminals will be left for the next government, a delay which could cause an increase in the cost of the project and in the rates.
The lawsuit requesting that purchases made online from business abroad for amounts under $500 be free from taxes has been rejected.
The Constitutional Court has rejected a constitutional claim criticizing the unequal tax treatment given to purchases made on the internet for less than $500 compared to those bought when people travel abroad and bring back items.
A legal action challenging the constitutionality of granting in concession of Moin Container Terminal argues that it should be approved by the Costa Rican Congress.
The Constitutional Court has dismissed the action against the General Law on Concession of Public Works and the contract for extending the design, construction and operation of the Moin Container Terminal (TCM by its initials in Spanish), presented by the Union of Workers at the Administrative Board for the Port and Economic Development of the Atlantic Coast (Sintrajap).
In Costa Rica the Constitutional Court has limited the sale of debt bonds to the media and individuals.
According to Judge Fernando Castillo, this statement will bring transparency to a means through which political parties are funded and allow control in the act of making donations and providing services during the electoral process.
A ruling by the Constitutional Court has enabled the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad to buy 140 MW from private generators.
From a press release issued by the Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of Private Enterprises (UCCAEP):
The Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of Private Enterprises (UCCAEP) applauds the decision by judges at the Constitutional Court to reject outright the claim of unconstitutionality which sought to stop the tender for 140 MW which the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) carried out in order to buy from private generators.
A provisional ruling by the Supreme Court of Justice of Costa Rica has overturned a city ordinance banning the cultivation of pineapple, which aimed to prevent the activity's environmental impact.
Nacion.com reports that "The Fourth Chamber has ruled in favor of an appeal filed by the National Chamber of Pineapple Producers and Exporters (Canapep) against the decision of the Municipality of Pococí declaring a moratorium on the planting of this fruit in the territory of this canton. The ruling overturned the municipal agreement, taken on March 12, 2012, thereby reopening pineapple cultivation in Guápiles and its surrounding areas "
The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court has rejected an appeal that opposed the opening of the market, which includes Occupational Risks and Compulsory Auto Insurance.
This constitutional ruling completes the insurance market opening which started four years ago. The end of monopolization of this type of insurance was scheduled for January 1, 2011, but was stopped because of a constitutional motion filed on December 21, 2010.
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