Possibility of regulating Agro-chemical market in Costa Rica under review

The Ministry of the Economy is reviewing prices in order to evaluate the option of regulating the agro-chemical market.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

"We want to establish regulations for agro-chemicals in order to avoid speculation in the country, just as is the case with other agricultural supplies. At the moment, the Ministry of the Economy is carrying out some studies of prices in order to evaluate this option," said Carlos Villalobos, Vice Minister of Agriculture.

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Rates for Agrochemicals in Costa Rica

November 2013

Price monitoring and marketing strategies in the agrochemical market.

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (MEIC):

Credit sale is the most used agroservice practice
♦ price differences were found of up to 43 % on original brands for pesticides and 321 % on similar products with the same active ingredient.

Costa Rica Will No Longer Import Methyl Bromide

September 2013

The country has stopped using the chemical which is used to disinfect floors and eliminate pests in crops such as melon, because of its impact on the ozone layer.

This was announced by the Ministry of Environment and Energy (Minae), adding that the country is the first in Central America to ban the use of the agricultural fumigant.

Basket of Agrochemicals in Costa Rica

October 2012

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has presented the basket of major products that are exported in order to monitor prices and marketing channels.

An article in Elfinancierocr.com reports that "Included in the basket will be six pesticide active ingredients under 95 brandnames, informed Guisela Chaves, director of economic studies at the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce (MEIC).

Europe Reduces Agrochemical Limits for Pineapple

September 2009

Starting November, regulations will allow lower limits for the agrochemical known as Ethepon.

0.5 ppm will be the new maximum, which still needs approval from the European Parliament.

"This new limit will be valid for a year, while the European Food Safety authority makes further evaluations...", said spokespersons from the Costa Rican Phytosanitary Service, to website Elfinancierocr.com.

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