January 22 will see the start of the process to replace the 17-digit customer account numbers with the global standard IBAN, which will facilitate interbank transactions at the national and international level.
From a statement issued by the Central Bank:
Costa Rica is making firm progress in changing the current format for bank accounts over to theIBANsystem(International Bank Account Number, a standardized structure that identifies accounts both domestically and internationally.
From 6th to 9th of May 2014 the Tenth International Conference on Open Source Systems will be held in Costa Rica.
According to Otto Chinchilla, one of the coordinators of the event, Costa Rica was chosen to host the Conference "because it is one of the countries that has had the greatest amount of investment and esteemed development in the software industry, having a highly competitive technology park ".
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Purchase of equipment for quality testing and adjustments in health checks are part of the plan that Panama will implement in order to start exporting meat.
The Ministry of Agricultural Development's plan involves changes to the health system, incorporating new technology for quality controls.The aim is to deliver, in mid-2017, the equivalency questionnaire to the Food Safety Inspection Services at the US Department of Agriculture.
On the first of November Bansol became the 17th bank in the country.
The new bank will operate almost 100% electronically.
Few branches, small and without ATMs, were the words of its CEO Carlos Fernandez.
"The accounts opened will be linked automatically to the Integrated Electronic Payment System (IPNS) in order to facilitate the process of transferring to any destination within the domestic financial system," writes Elfinancierocr.com.
The Attorney General has denounced the existence of barriers that prevent white-collar crime and in particular corruption within the state from being pursued effectively.
The authorization from a judge for a case of public documents to be opened as part of an investigation, and the adoption of appeals even when the law states that they are not appropriate, are some of the legal obstacles that delay the processing of cases of white collar crime.
The amendment to the Tax Code, partially approved by Congress, omits the concept of "global income", and establishes "territorial income".
Latribuna.hn reports that "...The Bill for a new Tax Code was drafted by the government, employers and a sector in the social economy, and during the dissemination it was said that the change to "Territorial Income represents a setback in the fight against capital flight."
From October 28th amendments to the Law on Government Procurement, come into effect, including the concept of open contracts and ERAs.
The decree published in Diaro de Central America indicates that "...The reforms include a total of 25 items. The first of these states that in the process of acquisitions made with resources from external loans originating from public credit operations or donations to the State, its agencies, institutions or municipal councils, policies and established procedures will apply to financial agencies or donors, considering these provisions as a special rule."
A meeting has been organized, for the first months of 2017, between Israeli and Costa Rican businessmen to explore business opportunities.
From a statement issued by the Chamber of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica (Crecex):
The Chamber of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica, (CRECEX) and the Embassy of Israel have organized a meeting between Israeli and Costa Rican businessmen in order to affect an increase in trade between the two countries.
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