Restrictions on Fuel Additives in Costa Rica

A decree under review proposes regulating the maximum amounts of certain substances allowed in gasoline.

Monday, October 7, 2013

The possible entry into force of the decree promoted by the Ministries of Environment and Health, has reactivated a conflict which has been going on for years with gasoline additive distributors.

It has been said that the sector would be harmed with the decree and even lose some of its investments as it trades products that contain these components. At the other extreme are products that do not have any added chemicals which would benefit from the decree, which would actually open up a stronger market in the country for them.

The government has said the legislation aims to safeguard human health, however, the industry has clarified that the products have been tested based on international standards and do not cause any harm. The decree would regulate the presence of aromatics, benzene, manganese, iron and phosphorus, and other substances.



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