Milk Exports to Nicaragua Resumed

The Costa Rican company Dos Pinos has confirmed that it has received verbal authorization to export its products to the neighboring country, with a written endorsement being imminent.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The milk cooperative Dos Pinos may have solved the nonconformity issues that led to the Nicaraguan Institute for Health and Agricultural Protection preventing entry of dairy products from this company to the local market.

Francisco Arias, Manager of Corporate Affairs for the company, told Crhoy.com that "... they still need to receive written confirmation, but they are ready to resume shipments on Thursday, July 28th."

The conflict started when the Nicaraguan health authorities restricted access to products from the Costa Rican company Dos Pinos and two other companies for failing to obtain health certificates for their processing plants.

Later, after the alleged closure of the Nicaraguan market to dairy products coming from Costa Rica, the health authorities of this country recognized that since May 2016 they had restricted the entry of Lala's dairy products , having detected "... several 'non - conformities' in the production system in the two plants inspected."


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No date for Resumption of Nicaragua Costa Rica Dairy Trade

July 2016

The health authorities have announced that they have reached an agreement, but no dates or deadlines have been set to resume sales of the product between the two countries.

The agreement announced by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica and the Institute for Protection and Agricultural in Nicaragua only mentions assessments to be made in plants belonging to the companies Dos Pinos and Grupo Lala, but does not mention dates on which they will be carried out or deadlines for the resumption of bilateral trade in milk.

Solving the Milk War Between Nicaragua and Costa Rica

July 2016

In Nicaragua evaluation will be given to the solutions proposed by Dos Pinos regarding noncompliance detected in the plant and Costa Rica will be provided with a list of suppliers to LALA dairy farms that meet the standards.

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock in Costa Rica:

Costa Ricans Buy Dairy Plant in Nicaragua

June 2016

The transaction, which was carried out in 2015, was not announced at the time in Costa Rica, where high production costs have prompted several companies to move their operations to Nicaragua.

In 2015 the Costa Rican dairy producer Dos Pinos bought the industrial plant La Completa for an undisclosed amount. Dos Pinos is a cooperative network made up of more than 2,000 associated producers and workers.

Sanitation Controls and the Nicaragua-Costa Rica Dairy Conflict

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Health authorities in Costa Rica have confirmed that since May they have prevented the entry of products from two dairy plants belonging to the Mexican company Lala in Nicaragua.

After information was circulated about the alleged closure of the Nicaraguan market to dairy products from three companies in Costa Rica, the health authorities of this country have acknowledged that since May 2016 they have restricted the entry of Lala's dairy products , having detected ".. . several examples of "non - compliance" in the  production system of the two plants inspected. "

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