Costa Rica: New Strategy to Attract Investment

Commerce Vice-minister, Fernando Ocampo, has indicated that the country will seek to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) from South Korea and Brazil.

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Vice-minister added that the strategy for the next four years is based primarily on diversifying the origin of capital brought to the country.

Nacion.com reports comments from Ocampo saying that, "though not final, there is a clear aim to 'attack' other markets so that investment in Costa Rica is a little more diversified, without forgetting the USA, which remains the main investor in our country".

Of total FDI in Costa Rica in 2009 worth $1.345 billion, 51% came from the US.

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