Successful Trade Between Costa Rica - China

The announcement of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping with trade authorities from his country, reaffirms expectations that trade between the two countries will continue to grow.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

However, in the view of the executive director of the Costa Rican Chamber of Importers, Distributors and Representatives (Crecex), Luis Fernando Monge, although Jinping's visit to Costa Rica next week guarantees the country will become better known across the board, Crecex does not expect that the ruler will be accompanied by private entrepreneurs interested in doing business with Costa Ricans, although there are some expectations in that regard.

For Monge, the Xi state visit will be an excellent opportunity for Costa Rican businessmen to put on the table their concerns over trade with China, which is still difficult for Costa Rican entrepreneurs, but becoming increasingly fluid.

"The main challenge faced by importers of Chinese products is quality, because the country offers a wide range of products, ranging from those of extremely low quality, to those that are world class. Meanwhile Exporters should seek the niche, as they can not hope to fill with their supply the needs of such a large market,as for example, Beijing is the largest consumer of concentrated fruit, but Shanghai is a high consumer of coffee. To encourage this, any approach is important," said the official.



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