Costa Rica: Unfair Pork Imports

Producers reported pork imports from Chile with prices up to 50% lower than national prices.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The National Chamber of Pork Producers stated this situation has been going on for a couple of years and was reported to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Foreign Trade.

The president of National Pork Producers, Renato Alvarado said "documentation is being put together from Chile so that a connection between local prices in this country and those offered in Costa Rica are compared. If they are offered at prices lower than production costs, it can constitute unfair competition," reports.

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