How to Generate More Jobs?

Eliminating "tax harassment", suspending threatening messages to the private sector, such as lifting bank secrecy, and stopping persecuting the formal employer is part of what Costa Rican entrepreneurs are proposing to generate more jobs in the next two years.

Monday, June 8, 2020

In Costa Rica, the business sector presented the Alvarado administration with a proposal of 113 actions to generate new jobs in the next two years.

From the Union of Chambers of Commerce (UCCAEP) press release:

UCCAEP delivered to President Carlos Alvarado the document "A Pact for Employment", with 113 urgent actions to be carried out -in the next two years- to generate more jobs.

Next week this "Pact" will be delivered to the President of the Legislative Assembly, Eduardo Cruickshank, and the heads of faction, as it contains necessary measures to be considered from a legislative perspective.

The proposals are divided into two sections: the first deals with 13 cross-cutting issues such as credit, red tape, state efficiency, informality, fiscal deficit and education, among others.

The second refers to measures according to each of the nine sectors into which the economy is divided: agriculture, trade, foreign trade, construction, finance, industry and energy, technology and transport, and tourism.
Among them are: stop legislative harassment with environmental laws, comprehensive reform of the Customs Law, deepen and accelerate regulatory improvement in SETENA, housing credit for the middle class; registration of agrochemicals; reduce electricity rates; investment in public works.

"The proposals are the result of the Technical Conferences, held on February 25, where UCCAEP affiliates discussed, analyzed and drafted a series of concrete measures, from the perspective of their business experience and knowledge," explained Alvaro Saenz, president of the Union of Chambers.

Each grouping affiliated to UCCAEP designated those responsible for providing the information, to be incorporated into this final proposal that will be given to the deputies and other public authorities.

This document specifies the two groups of recommendations on structural measures, which as a contribution from the group of economists that advises UCCAEP, were sent - on May 2 and 16 - to the President, and ministers of the team
economic, for your consideration.

"Micro, small, medium and large entrepreneurs work very hard every day and we lack privileges; that is why we ask the Government to be responsible and efficient so that we can reactivate the economy and generate employment," said the business leader.

See full document here.

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