More Allegations of Egg Smuggling

Costa Rica egg producers are also complaining of loss of yield due to an increased supply, apparently from Panama.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Representatives of the National Poultry Chamber (Canavia) indicate that this situation has led to a drop in producer’s prices. The current value is $1.38 per kilo, well below the $2.06 that would be the price if all costs were covered.

Anthony Miranda, Santa Marta Poultry manager, added that at times farms have had to price the product at $ 0.79.

"In light of this situation, producers have conducted preliminary investigations on the southern border in order to detect illegal trafficking. They are being supported by the National Health Service (SENASA), however, they failed to prove there was smuggling", reported

Xinia Chaves, Vice Minister of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG), said that a meeting was held with the Ministry of Security regarding increasing surveillance on the roads in the south.

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