Costa Rica: Agro Industry Against Pacific Alliance

The agricultural union is upholding its position against entering the block and has unlinked itself from the group consisting of other business chambers which is lobbying for accession.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 reports that "... 'The agricultural sector grouped in the National Agricultural Alliance (ANA) sent a letter to President Luis Guillermo Solís in which it expressed opposition to the entry of Costa Rica into the Pacific Alliance. "

By this means, the National Chamber of Agriculture and Agribusiness, chaired by Juan Rafael Lizano, has broken links with the Business Council of the Pacific Alliance (CEAP), which recently grouped together nine other private unions.

"... The CNAA insisted that for the agricultural and agro-industrial sector, the damage arising from a possible entry into the bloc will be much greater than the few and supposed benefits to be received," indicated the letter addressed to President Solis."

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