Salvadoran Medicines in Costa Rica

Laboratorios Paill has started the brand certification process in the Costa Rican market, and plans to start exporting its products next year.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The manufacturer of oral, injectable and ophthalmological drugs already exports its products to neighboring countries such as Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras, and plans to start 
selling them in Costa Rica from 2018.

See: "Pharmaceutical Market in Central America"

Rafael Cárdenas, commercial director of the company, told Elmundo.sv that "... 'Some brands have already been registered and others are in process. By 2018, the idea is to have a presence in this market.  It is well advanced.  Some preliminary agreements have even been made with some of the representatives that our line will have."

See also "Figures on Vaccination Imports in Central America"

"... The executive revealed that the company, which was founded on 100% Salvadoran capital, is also considering entering into "other countries, in which concerns have been raised about representation of our products, such as Ecuador, the Caribbean area and the United States."

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