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Cost Ricaa Autoparts US$200 Million Market

In 2017 imports of vehicle parts in Costa Rica totaled close to US$200 million, and 65% of the value purchased came from the US, Japan and China. According to estimates made by CentralAmericaData, between 2016 and 2017 the import value of spare parts and accessories...

Nicaragua Shelves Canal, Promises Port

Of late there has been little or nothing about the Interoceanic Canada project or Grand Canal in Nicaragua, as the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MTI) allocates resources to carry out a feasibility study to build a deepwater port in the South Caribbean, in...

Costa Rica Second In The Region In Imports of Cellular Phones

The acceptance of new technologies and quick consumer response to new product offers are the main reasons Costa Rica is the second in the isthmus in cellular phone imports, surpassed only by Guatemala. Guatemala reported US$213 million dollars in purchases between January and June of...

Autoparts in Central America A US$1 Billion Market

In 2016, the Central America region imported close to US$1.043 billion worth of spare and replacement vehicle parts, 8% more than in 2015. Figures from the information system 'Market for Spare Parts for Vehicles in Central America', prepared by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData...

Central America Imports More Chinese Washing Machines

In 2016 Central American countries imported US$27 million worth of washing machines and parts from China, 14% more than in 2015. Variation of regional imports Between 2015 and 2016, the total value of imports of washing machines and their parts into Central America remained unchanged: imports...

Mexico Files WTO Complaint Against Costa Rica Over Avocado Imports Ban

Q COSTA RICA - On Wednesday Mexico launched a trade complaint at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over Costa Rica's restrictions on imports of fresh avocados from Mexico, the WTO said in a statement. The request for consultations formally initiates a dispute in the WTO....

Panama Farmers Give away Tomatoes to Protest Over Imports

Panamanian Farmers Give away Tomatoes to Protest Over Imports TODAY PANAMA (Prensa Latina) Growers of tomatoes in the western province of Chiriqui started an unprecedented protest and gave away their products, as a response to the policies implemented by the government. The farmers told the media...

Government: No Decree To Ban Old Car Imports Planned

  QCOSTARICA - There will be no decree that would ban the import of cars into Costa Rica six years older or more, said Edgar Gutiérrez and  Irene Cañas, the minister and deputy minister of the Environment respectively. The announcement Tuesday followed a comment by the...

US Chicken to Enter Costa Rica Duty Free in 2022; Milk and Rice in 2025.

(qCOSTARICA) From January 2016 import tariffs will start to be phased out on chicken, rice and milk from the U.S., reaching 0% in 2022 and 2025, under the DR-CAFTA agreement. In Costa Rica local producers say they have been preparing for this for several years,...

Costa Rica Exports Fall and Rise

(QCOSTARICA) The exit of Intel manufacturing operations in Costa Rica caused a dramatic fall in the exports from free trade zones in the last year.  However, discounting the electronics components sector, imports actually rose 12.7% in the same time period. The total exports from free...

Imports Down 18%

  QCOSTARICA - In the first three months of the year imports totaled US$3.679 billion, 18% less than the same period in 2014, due to falling oil prices and lower demand for raw materials for industry. The reduction in purchases of inputs for the electrical and...

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