Costa Rica: Shorter Procedures Times

Four new decrees reduce timelines for certain bureaucratic procedures in the construction, agriculture and environment sectors.

Monday, May 2, 2011

In the construction sector times for reviewing plans have been reduced from 90 to 30 days.

According to an article in Elfinancierocr.com : "The second decree created a single window for the registration of pesticides, which should reduce the period for registration of a product from 20 to 10 months."

Environmental impact study analsis time has also been reduced from 12 to 3 months.



More on this topic

Less Bureaucracy to Boost the Economy

June 2019

As one of the measures that the Costa Rican government plans to implement is that it will no longer be necessary to have all the requirements to open a business certified, and only an affidavit will be necessary.

The government will implement a regulatory moratorium that will prevent the creation of new procedures, requirements or procedures to obtain permits, licenses or authorizations, which will apply until May 2022, according to an official source. This would be one of the guidelines that are part of the government's actions to lead the country to economic recovery.

Simplification of Procedures: Approval Needed to Move "From Words to Deeds"

April 2015

Businessmen in Costa Rica recognize the progress made by the government, but are calling for an acceleration in the process to eliminate the duplication of paperwork which still prevails in several institutions.

Currently we have a clear agenda to deal with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry regarding outstanding issues and the reduction in the number of requirements for starting a business and those for established businesses.

Costa Rica: To Reduce Paperwork Formalities ... More Formalities

April 2014

The future Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry proposes the creation of a court that will be responsible for dealing with complaints from citizens who feel affected by bureaucratic excesses of the state.

If this nonsense is a sign of what the work will be of the next head of the MEIC, the Costa Rican productive sector should not put too much hope in his management.

No Real Progress in Reducing Paperwork

October 2011

The Costa Rican government has announced successes in de-bureaucratizing the country, but employers say that in reality plans to make it happened haven’t actually been put into action.

The business sector does acknowledge that some progress has been made, but is asking for better coordination between the different entities involved in issuing permits.

 close (x)

Receive more news about Government

Suscribe FOR FREE to CentralAmericaDATA EXPRESS.
The most important news of Central America, every day.

Type in your e-mail address:

* Al suscribirse, estará aceptando los terminos y condiciones


Professional ink refill franchise for sale

Ink and toner refills with latest generation machinery exclusively for the franchisee in Central America, investment opportunity with fast return.
Ink and toner refills with latest generation machinery...

Stock Indexes

(Apr 6)
Dow Jones
-5.60%
S&P 500
-5.10%
Nasdaq
-5.64%

Commodities

(May 26)
Brent Crude Oil
36.63
Coffee "C"
105.20
Gold
1,736
Silver
17.95