Starting from May companies will be able to use intellectual property rights, crops or inventories as collateral for bank loans.
The law which goes into effect on May 20 allows accounts receivable, movable property (except vehicles), stocks, crops, inventories of merchandise and commercial patents to be used as collateral for loans.
While governments spend fortunes on consultants to promote SMEs, the imbalance between their expenses and their income is the main threat to employers.
An article in Elfinancierocr.com reports that Danilo Montero, executive director of the Costa Rican Association for Development Organizations (Acorde) noted that "... The main risk to the national economy in 2014 threatening micro, small and medium enterprises is the fiscal deficit. "
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