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November 17, 2017
Tourism, agriculture, high technology and services are driving Costa Rica’s economy.
November 2, 2017
Tropical Storm Nate passed through Costa Rica in early October causing widespread damage to infrastructure and to agriculture.
January 18, 2016
This report outlines Costa Rica’s requirements for food and agricultural product imports.
December 23, 2015
This report provides information on the export certification requirements of the Government of Costa Rica.
December 9, 2015
Costa has a well-developed tourist sector and is ranked as one of the most visited international destinations.
December 9, 2015
Costa Rica is an attractive market for U.S. exports. Costa Rica consumers are highly receptive to U.S. food brands, trends and retailers, making the country ripe for export potential.
December 9, 2015
Costa Rica’ production of oranges declined to 5.4 million boxes (40.824 kg.) during 2014/2015. The crop was probably the worst on record in recent history, according to industry sources.
December 4, 2015
Since 2010, Costa Rica has joined the craft beer trend with increased imports of craft and specialty beers as well as local microbreweries producing unique brands such as "Segua" and "Libertas".
December 1, 2015
FAS Costa Rica participated in the National Wine Expo Show on October 7-9, 2015. More than 80 wine distributors distributed wines and complementary products from around the world.
August 14, 2015
Agricultural biotechnology continues to face challenges in Costa Rica.
May 22, 2015
Based on preliminary data, Costa Rica’s 2014/2015 coffee crop reached 1,397,542 60 kg bags. Production was higher than previously estimated, but remained lower than the previous crop.
April 20, 2015
Costa Rica’s sugar cane production is forecast to decline by 3.53 percent in 2014/2015.
March 16, 2015
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.
February 25, 2015
The Costa Rican Ministry of Agriculture (MAG) plans to gradually increase the number of pesticides tested for at their laboratory.
January 22, 2015
Updated on 12/17/2014. Sections updated: Section I. Food Laws. Appendix I. Government Regulatory Agency Contacts.
January 16, 2015
No significant changes have occurred over the last year in terms of export certification requirements for Costa Rica.
December 24, 2014
Costa Rica consumers are highly receptive to U.S. food brands and retailers, makes the country ripe for export potential.
December 19, 2014
Costa Rica’ production of oranges is expected to decline to 6.0 million boxes (40.824 kg.) during 2014/2015.
November 5, 2014
The Costa Rican government issued and emergency decree to deal with the effects of sharply reduced rainfall during the early months of the current rainy season.
July 18, 2014
Seeds derived from modern biotechnology have been grown in Costa Rica for multiplication purposes since 1992, with all seeds being exported to the country of origin.