Bureaucracy Slows Food Registration in Costa Rica

Processes that should take a few minutes actually take over two months which means a loss in competitiveness for the sector, slowing trading and paralyzing the export sector.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

From a press release issued by the Costa Rican Chamber of the Food Industry (CACIA):

Food Industrialists are asking for Presidential intervention in light of the crisis caused by slow food registrations

• Employers argue that procedures that should be done in minutes continue to take more than two months.
• The situation is putting them at a great disadvantage compared to their competitors, slowing trade and paralyzing exports.

April, 2014. By means of a letter sent to President Chinchilla, the Costa Rican Chamber of Food Industry, CACIA has asked the Office of the President to intervene in order to enable entrepreneurs to carry out their registration formalities for food stuffs promptly and in an agile manner, avoiding the delays that continue to disrupt production.

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