The difference in the figures related to this category given by the two recognized institutions has caused criticism which has called into question the accuracy of the data presented by the Costa Rican government.
Currently the State Phytosanitary Service (SFE) records statistics on imports and exports of agro reformulations, but these data do not match those collected by other institutions related to the sector.
Costa Rica could have a greater fiscal deficit than the 4.8% estimated by the Central Bank for this year, reaching 5.1% of GDP.
According to the Fiscal Studies Program by the School of Economics at the National University of Costa Rica, this projection was based on total tax revenues increasing by 8.7%, taking into account a lower tax income and Customs taxes (due to a fall in imports) and also an increase in total expenditure of 11.5%.
Analysis by two laboratories in Costa Rica has detected pollution above permitted levels in rivers, estuaries and other sites, for which fines will be announced for individuals or companies polluting them.
The Ministry of Environment, Energy and Telecommunications of Costa Rica announced an initiative to punish with fines individuals and companies that pollute rivers with waste, starting from 1st June.