Food Industry Calls for Better Government

In Costa Rica businesses are demanding that the government focus less on the approval of new taxes and more on solving the problems of infrastructure and red tape.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Chamber of Food Industry (CACIA):

Energy, procedures, legal certainty and transparency in imports of raw materials, are the issues which the industry requires a clear policy on.
Food industrialists are complaining that the government insists on threatening the family budget with more taxes and years are still going by without progress being made on anything.

June, 2016.  Food entrepreneurs are raising their voice again, given the country's need to have a programmatic agenda, which is more visible and executive, and which manages to raise the standards of competitiveness that have been deteriorating in recent years.

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The Costa Rican Chamber of the Food Industry is sticking to its position of not accepting any proposal for new taxes or changes to existing ones.

From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Chamber of Food Industry (CACIA):

Food industrialists do not accept any initiative or reform that seeks to create new taxes

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