Costa Rica: Permits Being Processed for Exports to Russia

Five food exporters are taking advantage of export quotas given by the World Trade Organization to sell their products in Russia.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

La Cooperativa de Leche Dos Pinos and Ganaderos Industriales de Costa Rica are two companies who already have sanitation permits to start exporting to Russia and three others are completing the paperwork with the National Animal Health Service (SENASA).

Silvia Niño, Head of the Regulatory Department of the Division for Safety of Animal Products, SENASA, told that "... The sanitation permit (held by these two companies) to export to Russia ... was finally granted on 21 July, after three years of negotiations. "

"...The possibility of exporting food from the Costa Rica market is more relevant now that Russians are looking for new suppliers in the world, after closing their market to European products.

Costa Rica exports some goods to Russia, although the exchange is low. Last year we exported $18 million worth, down from the $48 million worth in 2012.

More on this topic

Milk Exports to Nicaragua Resumed

July 2016

The Costa Rican company Dos Pinos has confirmed that it has received verbal authorization to export its products to the neighboring country, with a written endorsement being imminent.

The milk cooperative Dos Pinos may have solved the nonconformity issues that led to the Nicaraguan Institute for Health and Agricultural Protection preventing entry of dairy products from this company to the local market.

No date for Resumption of Nicaragua Costa Rica Dairy Trade

July 2016

The health authorities have announced that they have reached an agreement, but no dates or deadlines have been set to resume sales of the product between the two countries.

The agreement announced by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica and the Institute for Protection and Agricultural in Nicaragua only mentions assessments to be made in plants belonging to the companies Dos Pinos and Grupo Lala, but does not mention dates on which they will be carried out or deadlines for the resumption of bilateral trade in milk.

Sanitation Controls and the Nicaragua-Costa Rica Dairy Conflict

June 2016

Health authorities in Costa Rica have confirmed that since May they have prevented the entry of products from two dairy plants belonging to the Mexican company Lala in Nicaragua.

After information was circulated about the alleged closure of the Nicaraguan market to dairy products from three companies in Costa Rica, the health authorities of this country have acknowledged that since May 2016 they have restricted the entry of Lala's dairy products , having detected ".. . several examples of "non - compliance" in the  production system of the two plants inspected. "

Russian Enables Beef Imports from Costa Rica

July 2014

The Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control of Russia has also enabled a Costa Rican company to export of milk powder to that country.

The National Animal Health Service of Costa Rica (SENASA) reported that two Costa Rican companies have been authorized to sell beef and milk powder in Russia: Ganaderos Industriales de Costa Rica S.A. and the Cooperative of Milk Producers Dos Pinos RL

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