"Exporta Fácil" System Expanded in Costa Rica

Aimed at SMEs, "Exporta Fácil", Spanish for "Easy Export", allows companies to export through the postal service, and is now available in 47 postal offices.

Friday, August 7, 2009

The system permits exports of up to 30 kilograms and three cubic meters to 190 different destinations. It was created through an association between Procomer, an exports promotion agency, and the Costa Rican Postal Service.

"It started with a beta plan in November 2008, which trained postal service employees for nine months", reports Elfinancierocr.com. "Originally, the service was only available in Turrialba, Tarrazú, Heredia, Poás de Alajuela, Guápiles and Río Frío, but now it can be accessed in 47 post offices throughout the country".



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