Candidate Supports Extension of Rice Protection

The center-right presidential candidate in Costa Rica says he would mantain the extension on the liberation of rice prices.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The presidential candidate of the Citizen Action Party, Luis Guillermo Solis said that a new government would keep the six month extension that has been ordered on the liberation of the price of rice.

"... The Executive deferred the measure until 1 March 2015 after talking with the sector. The regulated price will continue for now. "

"... After meeting with the National Rice Corporation (Conarroz), Solis said he agreed with the measure and proposed to work, in the meantime, on the supply of raw materials to help the industry improve its competitiveness, such as technology and irrigation."

"According to Solis, rice producers told him that they could compete in a free market if they had access to the right tools."



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