Taxation Closed 35 Businesses In The Last Week For Tax Irregularities

Behind on your business taxes? The General Directorate of Taxation, of the Ministry of...

Costa Rica Continues With Highest Fuel Prices In Central America

Fuel prices in Costa Rica and Central America are up, with Costa Rica having...

New Public Employment Law Needed To Reduce Fiscal Deficit

Without a new public employment law, the cost containment measures presented by the Ministra...

‘It Starts With a Coffee’: How Conversation Can Help Investors Avoid Pitfalls in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s easygoing lifestyle and laid-back, “pura vida” vibe has been a godsend for...

“Tramitomania” Costs The Country Jobs And Uncollected Taxes

The time spent on construction permits each year costs the country 5,284 homes and...

Costa Rica Continues On List Of Piracy Paradises

A report from the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) keeps Costa...

Costa Rica Exported More Than US$3.3 Billion In Technology

Costa Rica exports in technology, information and communication (ICT) are valued at US$3.3 billion,...

Dollar Exchange Rate Expected To Move Starting In August

In a few months, the dollar exchange is expected to move, though experts are...

The Costa Rica Colon Among The 7 Coolest Currencies In The World

All travelers love exchanging money. Whether you do it at the bank before a...

Costa Rica Readies To Attract More Cruises

Costa Rica set a goal of attracting more cruise ships to its ports, not...

Costa Rica Badly Needs A Modern Urban Train, Business Sector Says

A modern urban train in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) would be an important...

Costa Rica Unemployment Rises to 10.3%

The unemployed population with respect to the labor force increased 1.2%, going from 9.1%...

Bad News, Gas Prices Up

  Friday morning gasoline prices went up, ¢19 colones for a liter of regular and...

BCR Closes 5 Branches Of Bank For Women

The bank for women project, Banco Kristal, by the Banco de Costa Rica (BCR)...

Merger Of Two Costa Rica State Banks Proposed. Damage or Benefit?

One of the things the new group of legislators that take their curuls (seats)...

Miami Firm To Buy Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Costa Rica

Ithaca Capital Partners announced that it agreed to acquire the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in...

Costa Rica Placed On U.S. “Watch List” For Intellectual Property Infringement

Costa Rica appears on the United States Trade Representative (USTR) list released on Friday,...

Vinci Buys Stake In Costa Rica’s San Jose and Liberia International Airports

France’s Vinci Airports announced the purchase of airports management portfolio of Airports Worldwide, a...

Medical Devices Company Announces Costa Rica Expandion and 1,100 New Jobs

Microvention-Terumo announced it will be doubling its production capacity in Costa Rica by the...

446 Direct Flights Connect Juan Santamaria (SJO) With Europe and The Americas

With the start of the flight from Frankfurt, Germany by Lufthansa, Costa Rica now...

Government Decrees Regulation For Breastfeeding Rooms In The Workplace

The Executive Branch of the government has signed a decree requiring companies, both public...

Chinese Start-Ups Turn To Latin America as New Land Of Tech Opportunities

The golden opportunity for Chinese start-ups to "go Latin" may have arrived. Things have...

Are You Paying Too Much In Taxes?

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,”...

Costa Rica Credit Card Debt Up 14%

The number of cards in circulation grew by 13% between January 2017 and the...

Informality Takes Hold in Costa Rica

Four out of ten companies that operate outside the formal market are more than...

Tax Reforms To Suffer New Impasse

Today, Monday, the tax reform bill "Ley de Fortalecimiento de las finanzas públicas' will...

Costa Rican Trade-investment Office Opens in Seoul

Following the signing of a free trade agreement between South Korea and Central American...

OECD: Lack Of Competition Is Why Costa Rica Is So Expensive!

Costa Rica stands out as a country where a good portion of its markets...

Philip Morris International Will Stop Producing Cigarettes in Costa Rica

The Mendiola & Compañía, a subsidiary and 100% owned by Philip Morris International (PMI),...

Amazon Now Allows Purchases Delivered Directly in Costa Rica

Amazon today (April 17) announced the launch of the international shopping platform within the...

Costa Rica Economic Activity Up 3%

The manufacturing industry and education services were the sectors that explained most of the...

Netflix Yes, Amazon No With Respect To The VAT

The Ministerio de Hacienda (Ministry of Finance) explained on Friday that the proposed 13%...

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