Costa Rica Will Reduce Tariffs On Beans

The Costa Rican Government is working in a special regulation to reduce in 30% the tariff to red imported bean.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Central American Bean production has been affected by strong rains (Nicaragua, for example, is reporting 40% of its production lost). The tariff reduction will be in effect until next December, and will facilitate to import the product from outside Central America.

"The purpose is to avoid beans getting more expensive when the price has already gone up because of the shortage", reported

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