Legal jargon on public corporations is preventing twelve companies from choosing the energy supplier that offers the best prices.
Bridgestone, Grupo Mit, Irex, Amanco and Cervecería Costa Rica and seven more companies saw their request to change electricity supplier hampered when the Regulatory Authority for Public Services (ARESEP) granted the municipality the authority to resolve the matter, which then rejected the request by the companies.
Between 2 and 5 years will pass until the Association Agreement with Europe enters into force, but Costa Rican exporters are already studying how to compete in that market.
Being more and more competitive seems to be the basic recipe to effectively compete in the EU’s 500 million person market.
Costa Rican businessmen are already seeking the necessary tools to achieve this indispensable increase in competitiveness: advice and training in how to export to Europe, business networking and adapting their goods to Europe’s demands and preferences.