Costa Rica: New Regulations on Cement

Despite objections from the construction sector, the new regulation eliminates the maximum weight of 50 kilos per package and indicates that the recommended use by date should be established by a certified laboratory.

Friday, March 6, 2015

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Trade (MEIC):

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has announced the scope and objectives of the amendments to the Technical Regulations on Cement, through which it seeks to reduce technical trade barriers for the product.

This amendment states that the recommended use by date and storage for conditions cement should be established via laboratory analysis certified by the manufacturer or importer. This is because the packaging and storage practices allow for the product to be kept for longer time periods without altering its strength and quality.

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