Rice: Request for Modification of Shortage Decree

After the Costa Rican government authorized the importation of 50 thousand metric tons of paddy rice, the National Rice Corporation is requesting that this volume be increased by an additional 20 thousand tons.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The National Rice Corporation (CONARROZ) requests the government to increase the Shortage Decree No. 42765-MAG-MEIC-COMEX, through which the import of 50,061 thousand metric tons of paddy rice was authorized, by 20 thousand tons more, to ensure local consumption at a fair price, says a statement issued by the guild on March 15, 2021.

See "Rice: Regional Imports Up 50%"

The document highlights that the sustained increase in international prices as well as the effect this could have on the consumer price with an increase, are the alerts for the entity to insist on extending the official approval, which in the end generates a benefit to the consumer.

According to the guild, the request is framed in the situation that is being experienced worldwide as a result of the pandemic. The country depends on the behavior of the international market.

For Minor Cruz, executive director of CONARROZ, there are situations that may compromise the future supply, not only because of the availability but also because of the increase in the prices at which it is being quoted.

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