Costa Rica stresses increased trade

After Chile, Costa Rica is the country with the best conditions in Latin America for trade and business, according to a study from the World Economic Forum.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The report said in part that Costa Rica "is open to imports, with a relatively low level of tariff and non-tariff barriers, and its customs offices are efficient."

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