Costa Rica: Businessmen in Competitiveness Council

Starting October the private sector and government will be working together to implement measures to improve the competitiveness and productivity of the economy.

Friday, September 19, 2014

From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of Private Business Sector (UCCAEP):

The Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of Private Enterprises (UCCAEP) and the Executive have agreed to the formation of a council to facilitate the coordination and monitoring of public policies on competitiveness, innovation and employment.

This was defined after a meeting held on Thursday which included the participation of the President, Luis Guillermo Solís, the two Vice-presidents, the Minister and Deputy Minister of the Presidency, the Minister of Labour and Social Security; as well as the president of the UCCAEP, Ronald Jimenez and other representatives from the Union of Chambers.

"We will work in a proactive manner with the authorities on the issue of competitiveness with a long-term vision. We consider it essential so that the country's main challenges can be discussed. With increased competitiveness and productivity, we can generate more and better jobs for Costa Ricans," said the President of UCCAEP after the meeting at the Presidential Palace.

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