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On July 6, the Government of Costa Rica published a draft executive decree that would dramatically reduce tariffs on imported milled and rough rice. The vast majority of U.S. rice exported to Costa Rica in 2021 (valued at $25 million) entered under a duty free quota for rough rice established by the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement.
Damage to port facilities in New Orleans during Hurricane Ida caused significant delays to shipments of U.S. feed grains to Costa Rica, where the poultry, pork, and dairy sectors rely almost exclusively on U.S. suppliers.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Costa Rica: Rice Situation Update

Costa Rican consumers rushed to the supermarkets to buy higher volumes of basic staples such as rice and beans as the first cases of COVID-19 hit the country in March.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Costa Rica: FAIRS Export Certificate Report

This report provides information on the export certification requirements of the Government of Costa Rica.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Costa Rica: Costa Rica Rice Production and Trade

Costa Rica's rice production was negatively affected by Tropical Storm Nate in October, 2017.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Costa Rica: FAIRS Export Certificate Report

This report provides information on the export certification requirements of the Government of Costa Rica.
Tropical Storm Nate passed through Costa Rica in early October causing widespread damage to infrastructure and to agriculture.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Costa Rica: Food Processing Ingredients

Costa Rican food processors and consumers trust and value food products that include U.S. raw materials and ingredients. Demand for quality ingredients has been steadily increasing...
International Agricultural Trade Report

Spotlight on Guatemala as Trade Flourishes Under CAFTA-DR

Since the United States entered into the CAFTA-DR trade agreement, U.S. agricultural exports to the six CAFTA-DR countries have more than doubled.
International Agricultural Trade Report

Central America and the Caribbean: Prospects for U.S. Agricultural Exports

Central America and the Caribbean, with their close geographical and economic ties to the United States, have always been an important market for U.S. agricultural exports.
The Government of Costa Rica recently issued a Decree fixing producer and consumer prices of rice, thus maintaining a longstanding policy of price fixing in the domestic rice market.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Costa Rica: Costa Rica Will Increase Residue Testing

The Costa Rican Ministry of Agriculture (MAG) plans to gradually increase the number of pesticides tested for at their laboratory.