Costa Rica Closes Agricultural Trade Office in Miami

From 31 July the country’s National Production Council (CNP) will close its doors in Miami.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The CNP’s Miami office represented the interests of smaller export companies and organizations with the US importers and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The Farming Minister, Gloria Abraham, told that, “negotiations are underway to transfer some of the CNP’s functions to Costa Rica's export promotion agency, Procomer,” but recognized the roles of the institutions are somewhat different.

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