Cleaning Products: Price Regulation in Costa Rica

The authorities plan to regulate the prices of disinfectant soaps in tablet or liquid form, disinfectant sprays, liquid alcohol, alcohol gels and disinfectant towels.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

According to official statistics, up to March 16, 41 cases of people infected with the coronavirus had been reported, and another 615 patients who were examined were found to be negative.

See "Cleaning Products Purchases up to June 2019"

In an attempt to curb the spread of the disease, the demand for cleaning supplies has increased considerably. Against this backdrop, authorities plan to regulate prices over the coming months.

Victoria Hernández, the minister of economy, industry and trade, told Nacion.com that "... the measure must be applied by decree, so on March 17 I will take the matter to the Governing Council, which will instruct the ministry to issue the document. The regulation will be published this week and price regulation will be proposed for the next three to six months."

The preliminary list of products that would be subject to price regulation includes five, however, Hernández added that "... the market analysis remains and it may be decided to include other goods before issuing the decree."

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