Precautionary Measures on Rice Imports Rejected

The Costa Rican Administrative Court has rejected rice farmers’ request for precautionary measures on October's rice imports.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The request asked to deny entry authorization to 350,000 kilos of husked rice from Argentina, on the basis that it did not comply with the rule that stipulates that rice must be fortified in its country of origin.

An article on states: "They also appealed to the ministries of Foreign Trade, Economy and Health to have the grain confiscated.

But the Court ruled yesterday that the measures are not appropriate, because the food has already been distributed commercially. The fact that the petitions came too late was confirmed last night by the importation firm’s lawyer Douglas Allen and the producers’ representative, Oscar Campos.”

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