Costa Rica eliminates taxes in order to benefit farmers

The government issued a decree which simplifies procedures and provides tax exempts on agricultural supplies and equipment.

Monday, August 18, 2008

"This decree establishes very clear guidelines, very clear procedures and expands the opportunity for these groups to access equipment, machinery, but most of all this decree provides legal security to the business sector of Costa Rica through a very transparent process," indicated the Minister of Finance, Guillermo Zuñiga.

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