Less Bureaucracy and Better Technical Regulations

Costa Rican industrialists are oppossed to batch certification proposed by the government in the regulation of electric cables and are demanding a reduction of the duplication of requirements in public proceedings.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

From a statement issued by the Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica (ICRC):

The Chamber of Industry has asked for support from the Minister at the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Trade (MEIC), Welmer Ramos, for the industrial sector. Regulatory reform and appropriate technical regulations are some of the issues on which the chamber is repeatedly pressing in order to defend the interests of the sector.

The initiative by the Chamber of developing an industrial complex aimed at SMEs, had the firm and resolute support of the Minister.

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